Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Foot Spa with Freeman Bare Foot

Visiting Posh Nails SS2 Outlet
Hey guys! It has been a pretty hectic month for me and I can't believe that its almost one quarter throughout the year already! How time flies right? Well, if you have been keeping up with my Instagram stories, you'd noticed that I went for a pampering session at Posh Nails just to smoothen my feet cause I was experiencing some hard skin on my feet. Since no one loves hard sole feet that makes your feet look less attractive, a foot spa sounded like a brilliant idea!

Yep, featuring none other than Freeman's Foot Range!
All ready for my foot spa!
You must be wondering why the title has Freeman's Bare Foot in it if im just talking about my foot spa experience at Posh Nails? Well, surprise! If you haven't heard, Posh Nails is having an RM150 offer where you'll get the full foot treatment featuring Freeman Bare Foot! The service basically included Trim, Shape, Cuticle Cleaning, Foot Filing, Scrub until Knee, Light foot massage & Polish and Buffing. Not only that, but with the package, you will also be able to bring back 1 Freeman Barefoot Product to take home with you.

Trust me, this scrub smells heavenly! 
The texture is creamy with microbeads for easy exfoliation
Freeman Bare Foot Exfoliating Foot Scrub in Peppermint and Plum
Now, this has to be my first experience going to a foot spa with Freeman Bare Foot, and I have 100% no regrets! The treatment started off with trimming, shaping, cleaning, and foot filing, but my favorite part of all was the Foot scrub! The beautician used the Freeman Barefoot Exfoliating foot scrub for me and what triggered me first was the incredibly relaxing scent of peppermint and plum. The smell was definitely heavenly and it had tiny microbeads in it to really help rub off those excess dead skin on your foot.

Foot Massages are always the best!
Creamy texture
Freeman Bare Foot Soothing Foot Cream in Lavender & Mint 
Right after scrubbing and washing off the excess residue, the treatment then continued with a light foot massage using Freeman's Bare Foot Nourishing Foot Cream. This didn't have a very strong scent comparing it to the scrub, but I must say that it nourishes and softens skin very well. The minute she applied this on my feet, my feet instantly felt moisturized and soft. Its no wonder that Freeman's products are worthy to even collaborate with Beauty centers too!

My DIY home spa must have products
Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies
After having that pleasant experience with my recent foot spa treatment, I couldn't resist but to insist that I had a set of Freeman's foot scrub and foot moisturizer at home. Along in that line, I also found myself getting the Nature's Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies with Biotin which is a gummy vitamin specifically for your hair, skin, & nail maintenance. After getting my semi-pedicure done, there's no harm to get myself a pack of multivitamin gummies too right for the full package of beauty. Hehe

Happy feet right there!

As an overall thought that I'd like to share before I end my post, I must recommend to you that if you haven't gotten your hands on Freeman's foot range, you should really give it a try! Alternatively, if youre around SS2 or TTDI, why not get yourself a foot spa in collaboration with Freeman to get a feel of the whole experience that I did! I always knew that Freeman was famous for their face mask, but I didn't think that their foot range is just as great! Highly recommended and it's a definite repurchase when I run out of it. Now, im gonna surprise my husband with a treat tonight for working so hard all week. Hehe. Thanks for dropping by the blog, and do visit cause I'll be updating on tons of stories throughout my blog.

FREEMAN

NATURE'S BOUNTY

POSH NAILS

Thursday, March 14, 2019

MERMAIDS ARE REAL AT SUNWAY LAGOON | 23rd-31st March 2019

Mermaids are real at Sunway Lagoon this coming school holidays!
Okay you guys, I am SO INCREDIBLY EXCITED to share my childhood dreams coming into reality to you. Well, okay, its not entirely real, but a little imagination helps. If you've known me well enough, I'd consider myself a princessy girl with princessy dreams (Only till reality hits you right in the head!) haha. But life as it is, there is no harm to imagine the impossible. After all, that's how Bill Gates found the internet that we're all browsing through today.


Watch out for Pirates as they are attracted to Mermaids too!
This coming 23rd to 31st of March 2019, Sunway Lagoon is bringing you the legendary half-human, half marine creatures to live as they welcome the upcoming school holidays by presenting to you Sunway Lagoons Waves of Fun programme with Mermaids Alive! Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a mermaid? Well, now you can look forward to meet & greet mermaids, have a mermaids makeover, and even swim with the mermaids!

There will be handmade keychains for sale for the ocassion
Stumbled upon this and it tasted AH-MAZING!
Did i only mention that it tasted amazing? It looks good too!
Great quencher on a hot day
Moving on, you can also be excited to collect exclusive mermaid merchandise such as a mermaid keychain, mermaid t-shirts, mermaid's tail pool floats and so much more! Not to forget that you might get yourself excited to quench your thirst with am Oceanie Slushie mermaid-themed beverage from Chill Lah! Literally, it was one of the best tasting slushies I've ever tasted! Or if youre more of an ice cream person, you can head on over to the MER-licious Ice Cream Treat from I Scoop 4 U Ice Cream parlor just around the corner of the beach.

OH! Be a mermaid while youre there and swim with finns!
Kids sizes and adults sizes are available
In different colours too!
OH! The fun doesn't end there! There will also be some on-ground activities for you to enjoy where you'll stand a chance to win RM30 worth of cash vouchers from GEM Studio, RM20 Cash Vouchers from Havanians and 50% off voucher on Mermaid swim course. So, if you happen to be at Sunway Lagoon between the 23rd to 31st of March, don't be shy to participate in their activities, cause who knows, you might be able to make your daughters dream come true!

OH LOOK! I spotted a mermaid while i was there! hehe
Not to forget that you might enjoy the attention too when people see a mermaid on the beach.
A personal favorite activity of mine would be to be given the chance to be a mermaid on the beach. They will do both your mermaid makeup and give you a fin to flip around the beach where you'll definitely start attracting attention by 'humans'. Hehe. It would be a great memorable experience to experience being a mermaid for both kids and adults! But I'll warn you, it may be a little challenging to move around without feet as water would be your best friend when you're with fins.

And before we end the trip, a Merfizz Ice Cream sounds like a great way to end the day
Was also lucky enough to spot Spongbob and Patrick in Pirate outfits! 
And if your kids are fans of Meet & Freet sessions by their favorite mascots, there will be Clown Walkabout Characters, Captain Quack & Lady Quack, SpongeBob and Patrick in Pirates overlay, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT), Dora the Explorer and her best friend Boots who will be making special appearances for photo opportunities that are not to be missed! PSST, for families out there, you can enjoy Sunway Lagoon's FAM Fun Package or 4 to GO package which gives you better savings.

Sunway Lagoon
+603-5639 0000

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

[REVIEW] NutriBear - The Bear Essential Hydrolyzed Collagen

NutriBear's Hydrolyzed Collagen
The secret to youth? Its definite collagen is what you're looking for. If you're wondering why women of age are crazy over collagen, well its actually because collagen helps to maintain your skin elasticity and as it decreases in the body, wrinkles start to form on your facial features. YIKES! Other than facial features, collagen basically is a protein that gives structure to your skin, bones, muscles and other connective tissues in your body. Now that you know what collagen is, how do you sustain the amount of collagen in your body?

The minimalist pakaging in hard solid plastic case
Every unopen pack is always sealed
Well, this is where I'll share with you my secret to youth called 'The Bear Essential Hydrolyzed Collagen'. Been including this in my diet for about 2 months now, and im guilty for taking a long time to blog about this. Sorry guys! Now, before i explain further, let me share you a summary on NutriBear and how it all started. Born as a passion project by a certified vet who strictly has a busy schedule on a daily basis, knew that increased muscle strength and joint pain relief has an association with collagen, making collagen necessary in her daily diet. And why bears as their logo? She wanted this project to have its own charitable foundation in preserving bears. How sweet!

Some nutritional facts stating that theres no additives, preservatives nor nasties! (YAS!)
Being very much relatable with the situation, I experience joint pains at the age of 27 since I move around a lot, and needed to find a solution which is where NutriBear came along. Being over my mid-twenties, I noticed that my body pace is slowing down in terms of energy and strength, which immediately brought myself to attend to find what I need to help my body maintain with what I used to have, and that's right. After tons of research, it really boils down to collagen. Other benefits of collagen other than keeping your skin bouncy would be that it gives you glowing skin, luscious hair, and stronger nails too!

WHAT IS THE BEAR ESSENTIAL HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN?

Light powder and flaky ttexture
This is what it looks like and going into details, the collagen is extracted from the scales of freshwater fish, making 'The Bear Essential' a pure hydrolyzed fish collagen supplement containing a molecular weight of 3,000 daltons, which also means that it's designed to be for easier absorption. The contents contain glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, alanine, and arginine is higher than average doses so that you can notice a visible difference in your health. YAS! After all, its all about results right?

THE BENEFITS


Did you know that Collagen delays the apperance of wrinkles and fine lines?
Been consuming this for about a month, and my skin is definitely bouncy and no noticable wrinkles
Other than enhancing your features by delaying wrinkles and fine lines, it strengthens joints and muscles so that you can be more active! In my case, since I do ballet, I noticed that my joints can be a little weak from time to time, and trust me, after a month of consuming, it really helped gave me a boost in strength especially when I need to be on points. Moreover, it reduces cellulite and brightens your nail surface to get rid of discoloration. Not only that, but it also nourishes hair follicles for shinier stronger strands. I know all of these are claims that they have, but after being a loyal user, I have no doubts about the results cause I really see the difference.

PREPARATION & TASTE


Comes with a sealed cap to ensure it last long and also to keep it hygenic
1-2 spoons is all you need! (Here mixing with my favourite morning juice, pomegranate)
To be honest, it doesnt affect the taste of my drink after adding it in!
How I usually consume this would be that I'd mix 1 scoop into my morning juice and that's all I need in a day. You may also consume on other times as well, but it would be advisable to consume once a day for optimum results. In terms of taste, I would pretty much say that they did a great job making it taste tasteless. I mean, I don't think this directly with just plain water, but I'd have to say with any juice or smoothie I mix this with, it doesn't taste like anything that might bother your tastebuds. So yay!

FUN FACT!


Did you know that they are other ways to consume this as well? 
An addition to this, did you know it works well with other supplements too? When taking The Bear Essential Hydrolyzed Collagen with Vitamin C, the collagen can support the production of protein within the body, giving more attention to your skin, cartilage, and organs. And if you're taking this with Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc, it will aid in maintenance and repair your bones over time. Pretty cool right? Just more reasons to consume collagen! Other than mixing this is your cup of juice, you can also include this in your yogurt bowl by sprinkling the powder over, or include this in your baking recipe. After all, good things stay good right? hehe

VERDICT
My overall thoughts?
It retails ar USD 43 which you may think its a little high at the moment, but trust me when I say that its a good health investment in the long run as medical bills are way higher than this. On a personal note, its WAY better than plastic surgery. Hehe. Other than that, by purchasing  The Bear Essential Hydrolyzed Collagen, you will also be contributing to helping NutriBear save endangered bears because, for every purchase, 5% will be donated to the bear welfare organization. A good cause for good skin? hehe. Well, the real question is, will I repurchase? I'd say YES! My skin and hair feels great in the long run and I do hope they come up with more products soon (such as gummies and berry drinks).


Just a shoutout to the founder, I have learned so much about her background and character after getting a deeper look into the brand, NutriBear. She has put a lot of effort into making all this happen, and I must say that im proud to see her go this far as a Malaysia! This is a non-bias post, and I believe that she understands the needs of consumers such as myself to make collagen odorless and easy to consume (Trust me, I was consuming fish jelly collagens and drink collagens which were ocassionally unpleasant to consume at times). By far my favorite collagen form since all you need is one scoop added into your favorite drink. This is a product by an entrepreneur with passion! So highly supported by me, and you should too! - Just because all of us want to be wrinkle-free. hehe

Disclaimer: All products are made in Malaysia and adhere to the standards of HACCP, GMP and Halal certifications

The Bear Essential - NutriBear

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

[REVIEW] Créme De La Créme Ice Cream in Damansara Utama

Found a trendy ice cream shop that you have to give yourself a try
Being a dessert lover myself, i was super excited to find that Créme De La Créme has launched their very first store in Damansara Utama! From what i've heard, Créme De La Créme specilises in creating the best of the best artisanal Ice Creams featuring pastry chefs mentored by renowned celebrity dessert master, Christy Tania. With that in mind, you can expect getting the richest, smoothest, and most mouth watering ice cream that will make you wish you had space for more. Trust me, i've tried, and its highly recomended by me. More deets by scrolling down into this post.

The variety of flavours they offer
The interior spacing 
The menu and price list
Open Kitchen concept
Créme De La Créme is located in Damansara Uptown, and it can be the perfect treat at any time of the day. But going into a first impression of the store, i must say that im impressed with the minimalist design of it. The moment you walk in, you are welcomed by the array of ice cream that they have to offer, and as you walk deeper into the store, you'll find yourself at the seating area where you can also enjoy a view of the pasty chefs making their Petit Gâteaux ice cream cakes. The interior and exterior is definitely intagramable and it has a mix vibe of classy yet in trend. LOVE!

SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM! 

Pandan Kaya Toast Ice Cream
Barley Lime Sorbet
Limau Assam Sorbet
The store offers an array of 18 artisanal ice cream flavours that infuses with local delicacies to create unique euphoric blends that are bound to tingle your tastebuds with Malaysian vibes. Some of the flavours that are my personal malaysian favourite featured at Créme De La Créme would be Pandan Panda Kaya Toast, Barley Lime, Limau Assam Sorbet and  many more! But of course, this does not limit Créme De La Créme to have other interesting flavours as well.

Dragonfruit Strawberry Sorbet
Madagascar Ash (Vanilla + Charcoal)
Cerealicious (Legit taste like cereal!)
Cookies and Cream (Above the average)
French Earl Grey Boba (comes with the pearl too!)
Going into some unique flavours on the menu, they also offer, Dragon Fruit Strawberry Sorbet (One of my personal favourites), Madagascar Ash, Cerealicious, Cookies & Cream, French Earl Grey Boba and more. I would list everything here if i could, but lets just say that i'll leave it to you to decide when you visit the store yourself. Trust me, there will definitely be something for anyone the minute you walk in. Since i got the chance to take a few bites of their ice cream for myself, i must say that they have taken ice cream flavours to a whole new level. Something that i've never seen (or tasted) in any other ice cream parlour that i've been to.

BLOOP BLOOP BLOOP! (Unicorn Drink) 

Bloop Bloop Bloop Unicorn drink
To enjoy, before consuming, you have to mix the ice cream into the drink evenly and then taste the magic
And while youre there, the Bloop Bloop Bloop! is a must try. Of course they have coffee and chocolate if youre looking for the defaults, but if youre looking for something different and exciting, you should really get a taste of this! I cant really explain what it is cause it taste incredibly magical, but from the tip of my tongue, i would say that its a combination of soda water, lime, with frozen butterfly pea topped with their dragon fruit sorbet ice cream. YUMS! I would definitely come back to have more.

ICE CREAM CAKES

Unicorn Cake (ft. Vanilla, Lychee and Rasberry)
Forest Log (ft. Miso Caramel, Banana, and Butterscotch)

Beauty & The Beast (ft Dark Chocolate, Vanilla and Morello Cherry Sorbet)
Bunny (ft. coconut, mango, calamansi, pineapple, lemongrass and passionfruit)
And their ice cream doesnt end there! If youre looking for something beyond the average, you should really consider trying thier artfully conceptualised Petit Gâteaux ice cream cakes! Other than looking amazingly good on the outside, the inner content of these ice cream cakes contains a combination of different flavours offered in Créme De La Créme and trust me, you will be experincing a whole new level of flavours in your mouth despite already tasting their ice cream individually. Be sure to snap a photo of their ice cream cakes, cause they definitely look too pretty to devour!

Le sister enjoying their ice cream
While i couldnt resist snapping a photo by their feature wall
As a verdict, i must say that the founder of Créme De La Créme,  Lio Lim has really put a lot of effort into ensuring that the finest handcrafted ice creams ar available in Malaysia for everyone to enjoy. The whole team who served me and my sister while we were there were definitely passionate in what they do, and rest assured, all their ice cream crafters are well knowleged in what Créme De La Créme offers. For the record, if youre wondering what Créme De La Créme means, it means the best of the best. So if you want to taste the best of the best, you'd have to make a pit stop at Créme De La Créme in Damansara Utama.

Créme De La Créme
35G, Ground Floor, Jalan SS21/60, Damansara Jaya, 
Sunday-Thursday : 12pm-11pm
Friday & Saturday 12pm-12am