Wednesday, June 28, 2017

[REVIEW] Whitening Cream | G9Skin White in Whipping Cream


Hey, guys, you may think that working on an island is a dream job but here's the ugly truth. You imagine walking by the beach in the evenings and getting a dip in the open sea when you can, and when you head to bed and wake up the next day, you realize that you're sunburned. I honestly don't mind pulling off the 'tan' look, but at times when I'm off to an event or to a wedding, I would expect at least my skin to look brighter after a few weeks (which usually I don't achieve sadly). Thankfully, I found a whitening cream that spreads on my skin naturally and in this post, I'll be writing a little review on how good it is. Scroll away!



The Whitening Cream is by G9Skin and other than having a really cute packaging, it also has a super cute title which is called the White in Whipping Cream. As you can see, it comes in a milk box carton which I found adorbs, and when you flip it around, you'll see all Korean words as the instructions. I wasn't as worried when I got this, cause I assume that it doesn't take instructions to tell you how to use this. Easy peasy. The packaging also comes with an expiry date at the back too!



When you unbox the packaging, the actual product actually comes in a 50g tub containing white 'whipping cream'. I love how it has a proper cap that protects the cream with a little lid so that it's easy to pull it open (as some cream tubs don't have covers that as convenient) and as expected, the content is as white as snow! I would highly recommend you to use a spatula to scoop out the content like I did to maintain hygiene of the product.

TESTING




Now, upon testing it, I was actually a little skeptical about the formulation ending up too white on the skin but surprisingly it works pretty well! I did a hand swatch and I was really surprised that when in contact with skin, the cream would turn into water droplets within seconds! Apparently, it contains hyaluronic acid which provides long lasting moisture and at the same time leaves your skin feeling hydrated with a natural glow. Truth be told! But I warn you that you may not be required to use too much on your skin, which also means that this product is good to last you for at least 2 months if worn daily.

VERDICT


As a verdict, I'd say that it really does brighten your skin almost instantly, but it doest not leave you with permanent results ( personal opinion after using about a week ). It's a great product to have if you want an instant boost of having brighter glowing skin after being out in the sun a day before. I usually would apply this after toner and moisturizer which helps even out the cream when applying on skin. To enhance the cream, it would be best when you apply makeup to make it look more natural on the skin.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Spice up your 2017 Raya #OOTD with Lazada

Being the 3rd week of Ramadhan, i must say that its indeed exciting to see that youre losing weight over the few weeks of fasting. So hands up to those who are actually seeing results of fasting? Hehe. The beauty of the fasting season is that races from different backgrounds would take up the challenge by fasting together with muslim friends and to me its exciting to see people sharing traditions in Malaysia. With the Raya celebration in just less than 2 weeks away, time has triggered me to start thinking about what to wear during Raya.

I have been thinking a lot for the past three days, and I admit that work has really put a lot of stress over me. So, one day i was driving back home, despite all the stress from work, I felt at ease when i had a view of the clear blue skies and clouds in the sky. Can you guess my preferred shade for this year's raya? Inspired by the blue skies, i was thinking of sky blue or cream attire as my Baju Raya for 2017. Why are these two colours are my top choices? Well did you know that white is associated with light, goodness, and purity while blue is usually associated with intelligence, confidence, faith and heaven?

Image Credits: Tumblr.com
Since my colours has been chosen, next question, what kind of details would i prefer? As much as i love 1 piece clothings, im thinking of going for the 2 piece modern baju kurung. Nowadays, the modern baju kurung can be so versatile that you can mix and match the top with jeans or get your own top from your closet to pair it with your modern baju kurung skirt. Trust me when i say that its a bonus when your clothings are versatile enough to be worn for formal or casual ocassions. Hehe. Thus leading to my expectations of wanting something glamourous yet versatile.

JACKPOT!


Shop for Vercato Selena in Champagne Beige : Click Here

Shop for Peplum Vercato Ariana in Bluish Grey : Click Here
After hunting for tons of Baju Raya online and offline, i never really found the perfect piece sadly. Its usually either not my style or its too expensive. But guess what? I found what i was looking for on Lazada since they had the Marhaban Ya Ramadhan and Riang Ria Raya Sale and i instantly fell in love! I found the Lace Vercato Selena in Champagne Beige and the Peplum Vercato Ariana in Bluish Grey and surprisingly it was just what i was looking for. And bonus points is that it has additional discounts! I've always been a fan of designer pieces, and i have to say some pieces from Lazada are designer worthy and are at a fraction of the price!

Shop for Youniq Premium Slim Classic 24k Plated Bangles : Click Here
Since im hunting for my attire via Lazada, to my surprise, i also found some jewelleries that i think would look great with my outfit! On site, i found the Youniq Premium Slim Classic 24k Plated Bangles at only RM33.20. On top of that i'll also get a free plated ring with box too! What more can you really ask for? I swear i never knew that Lazada had fashionable pieces, but since i know now, its time to prepare myself for Raya!

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So what are you waiting for? Im all set for Raya thanks to Lazada! I shall warn you to spare some time when shopping on Lazada as you might take a while to browse through on your decisions. HURRY! With Raya just less than a week away, you gotta get your outfit sorted and ensure that Lazada would be able to post your items to you on time. Hehe. I hope you enjoyed reading my post and i hope it also helped you with your Raya shopping. Time to look good and feel good this coming Raya.

SHOP NOW: LAZADA RIANG RIA RAYA FASHION (click here)
From 19th May to 30th June 2017 (where you can find special discounts up to 90%)

Wishing fellow readers and friends 
Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir dan Batin xx

Shop Mamonde on 11Street | Mamonde X 11Street

Mamonde Partners with 11Street
Who here is a fan of Mamonde? Well I know I am! Ever since Mamonde launched, Mamonde is usually my go-to skincare when I need floral remedies. I'm excited to announce that they have decided to expand their market presence online through a partnership with 11Street, one of Malaysia's largest online marketplace. WOOTS! With Mamonde's partnership with 11Street, I won't have to be so busy hunting down for their counters in Aeon anymore and instead, i can just sit back, relax, while I wait for my parcel to arrive. Hehe

My current target to purchase at the moment.
With the launch of Mamonde on 11Street, you can bet that we would be spoilt for choices with over 57 Mamonde skincare, makeup and optional care items that are currently available for online purchases. YAY! Apart from that, shoppers can also expect to see some exclusive items that are only available online such as the Rose Water Toner 500ml (ALL TIME FAV TONER), AC Balance Spot Serum 15ml, AC Balance Spot Patch and the color tone up base 30ml (01-green & 02-purple).

Weekly offers for the month of June
Moreover, to celebrate this occasion, Mamonde Malaysia is offering special online deals in June. SAY WHAT?! You heard me right. Among deals in June would include Basic Skincare Highlight Lip Tint Set at RM50 (Gifts with Purchase), Mascara (Volume) Set at RM59 (Gift with Purchase), Complimentary Cushion Case with every purchase of Cover Powder Cushion No.21 or No.23 (Gift with Purchase). And psst, great deals will still continue in the second half of 2017 with an exclusive Mamonde makeup workshop especially for 11street customers!


Thinking about shopping on 11Street? Well, I'm telling you to look out for deals by Mamonde Malaysia to enjoy not only the convenience of online shopping but also for the value purchases, quality assurance, exclusive gifts and workshop opportunities! Be sure to look for products listed under Mamonde Malaysia (with the logo above) when ordering your Mamonde products to guarantee authenticity.


And yep, as exciting as that sound, once im done with this post, I'm heading straight to 11Street (i swear!). Just talking about it is getting me all excited! Why Mamonde? Mamonde is the first cosmetic brand of its kind that uses only flowers as its key ingredient coupled with other natural ingredients in its formulation which leaves me in hope to bloom as pretty as a flower. hehe. But truth be told, I'm a sucker for Mamonde only because I love flowers. Trust me when i say that their products smells like a bouquet of flowers. Hehe.

It's time to shop at 11Street!
So there you have it! Shop away by visiting 11Street now to enjoy the June online special deals pronto. Alternatively, if you would prefer getting a little more hands on with the products, you can always visit AEON at 1 Utama, Mid Valley, Bukit Indah, Tebrau City and Queensbay Mall at their Mamonde Counters over the weekend. For more information on Mamonde or 11Street, I've linked their pages below for your convenience. You're welcome! xx

SHOP NOW ON 11STREET: Click Here

11Street 

Mamonde 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Baju Raya Murah| Shopee Malaysia

Jom Raya Online Shopping at Shopee
Hey guys, with Ramadhan just around the corner, I'm all hyped up with preparations for the festive season. If you have been keeping up with my Facebook and Instagram, you might have noticed some of my pre-raya ootds! Hehe. But of course, we're all looking for something affordable nowadays and who likes long lines? Thank God for Shopee, with a few clicks, my baju raya is directly shipped to my house without any worries. So here are some clothing that I found via Shopee.

Shopee Website
The outfits that I got are by Dorra Closet on Shopee at JubahRM80 and I would like to highly emphasize that the clothes that I bought from the store are less than RM100 per piece! Insane no?! Yep, you got that right. At that price, not that I got just one outfit for myself, but instead i have 3 pieces of clothings from JubahRM80! Believe it or not, it was a hard decision to make when it comes to picking out outfits that are easy to wear, comfy and versatile. (Cause a few pieces would be for casual days when I'm traveling around during Raya)

Baju Kurung by JubahRM80
The first item that I got was something more femanine with butterflies all over. It has been a while since I last got myself something pink, so here it is! What do you think? I wouldnt say that im a girly girl at heart, but surprisingly it looks good than I thought it would. I love the fact that the material of this piece is cooling and that the design flows down nicely hiding the fats that I secretly have underneath. Hehe. One of my favorite pieces cause its light, and it dries super fast! I wore this to work the other day, and surprisingly I was getting a lot of attention thanks to the butterflies. Hehe

One Piece by JubahRM80
Another item I got is a black one piece which looks like two piece for days when I'm just too lazy to dress up. The fact that it comes in a one piece, is the reason why I got it. Don't you hate it when you have to get ready in your baju raya just to realize that you misplaced the bottom piece of your baju kurung? So yes, this is my alternative. It saves me time to hunt for what to wear and that the material is somewhat like lycra making it wearable without ironing! YAS~

Black & Gold Baju Kurung by JubahRM80
Loving the mermaid cut skirt
And my last piece would be a two piece gold and black outfit for some glam nights during raya. You can never go wrong when your combo mixes black and gold. What i like about this piece is that the design makes me look slim and that it doesn't require me to iron this to wear it too! BONUS POINTS! Gais dont get me wrong when i seem to sound like i hate ironing. I dont mind ironing, but i just hate to iron at times when I'm rushing. Cause who really has time for that right? So if you're like me, get this and be worry free about ironing. *wink

Scarf by Luni Collection
And here's mua trying to pull off the retro look
I also stumbled over the Luni Collection where they were selling chic scarfs on Shopee too! I couldn't resist of not getting one (for just in case scenarios), and got this retro looking scarf just to vamp up my look. I don't usually go for colours like this but since it was so affordable, i didn't even need to think twice. So tell me now, how do you like me styling my retro scarf? Hehe. I can even wear this on a casual day when im out in the park just to protect my head from the sun.

So there you have it! To those who asked me on where i got my outfits from, i hope you found your answer! With Shopee, i can re-assure you that it's safe to shop as Shopee has a policy of customers paying to Shopee first, where the vendor is required to send the items off which is when Shopee will transfer to the vendor once item is received. COOLS! Now you know my secret, what are you waiting for? Head on over to Shopee.com.my and check out more pieces that you might be interested in so that you can get it before Raya. Gurl, GO NOW!

SHOP NOW: Shopee.com.my

Luni Collection : Luni Collection (click here) | Facebook
JubahRM80:  JubahRM80 (click here) | Facebook 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Best Cheapest White Studio for rent in Malaysia | Raya X Charity Promotion

!Do a Photoshoot for CHARITY

📣 Only RM49 / Family

PROMOTION valid for the first 50 only

With tons of request by photographers and fans, Creative Visual Studio & White Studio Malaysia decided to have a Promotional Photoshoot with at a very affordable price. BUT, this time they decided to take it up a notch by making it a little more special to compliment the season of gifting. For every Raya Photoshoot, they'll be donating a portion of sales to charity

📍June 2017, being a noble month of Ramadan, they have decided to organize a Charity Raya Photoshoot to those who need a lending hand where 15% of sales will be donated to the School of the Quran An-Nur Al-Raudah (fb.com/tahfizannurarraudah

📞 WHATSAPP / SMS NOW! 0166664034 

Address: 
No B-28-2, Dataran C180, C180 Street / 1, 43200 Cheras, Selangor 




💖RM49 
- 15 min white studio 
- 10 edited pictures + Max 4 person 
- Soft copies (15 photos) 

💖RM69 
- 30 min white studio 
- 15 edited pictures + Max 4 people 
- Soft copies (25 photos)

 ðŸ’–RM99 
- 60 min white studio 
- 20 edited pictures + Max 4 people 
- Soft copies (30 photos) 

Extras: 
Extra time: RM50 / hour 
Additional images (all images): RM50 
Extra people: RM20 / person. (Baby is free) 

For reservations: 
1) WhatsApp your Name, Chosen Package, Date and Time to 0166664034.
2) Bank in full payment to Maybank 
(Muhammad Firdaus Bin Hasmuni) 155 108 743 529 
(if slots are still available in select positions). 
3) Once they've received the full payment then your slot reservation has been confirmed.

# CvsRaya2017 #CVSproduction



A little background description on CVS Production subsidiary of Creative Visual Studio, they are a photography studio with more than 5 years of experience in the field of video production and commercial and non-commercial photoshoots. Their work can be viewed at cvsmalaysia.com, fb.com/cvsmalaysia or instagram.com/cvsmalaysia. For those who would be interested in their services for a corporate/profile shoot, you are free to contact them aswell


For those who might have heard of White Studio Malaysia, Malaysia White Studio is a subsidiary of CVS of providing rental Production studio that has been operating for more than 4 years. They are by far the first in Malaysia to provide a rental studio that is open for 24 hours and currently has 2 branches in Cheras and Petaling Jaya. And Inshallah, they plan to open another branch in Johor Baharu in 2018. 

Why you should hire a White Studio Malaysia? 
They offer the most comprehensive and affordable studio for rent as low as RM50 / hour including studio equipment at no extra charge. 

Contact: 
0166664034 (WhatsApp) | ask@WhiteStudio.my 

Address of the studio: 
Petaling Jaya: A-3 & M-2, Block 1, Parklane Commercial Center, No.21, Jalan SS7 / 26, Kelana Jaya 47301, Selangor 
Cheras: No B-28-2, Dataran C180, C180 Street / 1, 43200 Cheras, Selangor 

Suitable for: 
• Photography 
• Video production 
• Dance / Theater Practice 
• Make-Up / Zumba class & training

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

[REVIEW] Hwa Ga Pork Free | Authentic Korean Cuisine [Halal or Not?]

Hwa Ga Pork Free
Hey, guys! I think some of us might be curious when it comes to restaurants with pork-free titles, which occasionally makes you wonder whether if it's Halal or is there a reason behind why the restaurant can't be halal justified? To make things clear, i took the effort to drop by Hwa Ga Pork Free and the store manager was nice enough to let me know that the reason why they are not halal certified is because they serve alcohol on the menu (because 'soju' is a Korean thing, without soju, how can you call it a Korean restaurant?). Rest assured, I have been told and guaranteed that the ingredients used at Hwa Ga Pork Free are all halal just to cater to their Muslim friends as well.

The exterior of Hwa Ga Pork Free
Before I go into detail on their menu, I would like to clarify to you that under Hwa Ga, there are two kinds of stores, the non-halal ones and their latest branch which is the pork free one. It might create some conflict when you see some Hwa Ga stores which serve pork, but to differentiate the pork free and nonhalal stores, please make sure the one that you're heading to is at Hwa Ga Pork Free. As of today, I'm aware that there's only one pork free outlet (which uses entirely halal certified ingredients) which is located at Empire Damansara. So please keep that in mind.

Interior setting
Oh look, they even have easy call buttons too!
Upon arrival, I might have to emphasize that the outlook of the store really does remind me of the times when I was in Korea. So despite it not being in a Malaysian context, I can clearly say that it's a Korean-owned store. But if you're here to talk about the food, well, here are a few things to look out for. At Hwa Ga Pork Free, you should really check out the Open Promotion Chicken Unlimited, their Narunji Tong Dak, and their BanBan Chicken Set.

Open Promotion Chicken Unlimited Buffet 

Ongoing Lunch / Dinner Promotion *till 31st July 2017
Comes with sides too! 
And yep, I can confidently say that it's grilled to perfection
To be honest, I must say that the buffet offer is the highlight of the Hwa Ga Pork Free where they will serve unlimited chicken of your choice ( chicken breast, grilled chicken or spicy grilled chicken) with lettuce wrap and condiments as sides. Rice may be an additional charge, but I honestly enjoy eating the chicken with the lettuce wrap to maximize on the flavors of the chicken pieces. What I like about the idea is that they charge the buffet by head and its something that you can really enjoy with great company.

3 variety of flavors to choose from
Favorite dipping would be the cheese!
Cheesseeeee! #drools
The buffet for adults is priced at RM28/pax during lunch and RM30/pax during dinner while children are priced at RM18/pax. Only children aged from 4-10 and height below 120cm will be charged as children rate. Kids below 3 eat for free. Also, take note that the buffet is for a limited time of 2 hours. So eat up within 2 hours and you can fill up your tummy with your favorite chicken grill by Hwa Ga. Please take note that the buffet promotion will only be available until 31st July 2017.

Narunji Tong Dak (RM55) 

Have you heard of Nurungji Tongdak?
And that's one whole chicken for you!
If you haven't heard of Narunji Tong Dak, it actually refers to chicken with traditional Korean style of rice. Rice is cooked with Sticky Rice, Black Rice, Pumpkin Seed, Barley, Garlic Ginseng, Pine nut, Jujube, and Ginkgo nut which has been placed inside the chicken. Then it's placed in a fire oven for about 90 minutes and the chicken is cut in half which then is pressed for the rice to cook well on the grill pan. Once the rice becomes in a crispy texture, it is served to customers with sauces.

Here's a close-up shot of how well it has been cooked in the over
Found the rice bits! 
The one that I had was the Narunji Tong Dak in original which is basically grilled chicken with scorched rice. This is supposed to be the original flavor of the Nurunji Tong Dak, but personally speaking, I would have enjoyed the Nurunji Cheese Dak which is all covered in cheese. Mmhmm. there are other toppings to choose from, which I will try to come back to try a different Narunji Tong Dak. #hungers

BanBan Chicken Set (RM50) 2-3 pax

Ban Ban Chicken (Fried Chicken / Spicy Chicken)
And last but not least, I also gave a go on their Banban chicken set which is their fried and spicy chicken. Alternatively, you can also enjoy it individually depending if you like spicy or fried chicken. Being it my first time there, I decided to give myself a go by trying both of it. Since I'm a fan spicy food, I would say that I would come back again for their spicy chicken cause the batter and the sauce compliments each other really well. The chicken was also juicy and crispy and it's best to enjoy while it's still hot.

Korean Soda's anyone?
The Bong Bong Grape Juice
Ready for takeaway!
While you're there, you should really try their assorted Korean drinks too! I actually have a crush on their Bong Bong grape juice cause you'd be surprised that they have grape bits in the drink. Mmmhmm. Since there was a lot of food to eat, we actually had to pack some food back and I'd like to give credits that the food was well packed in a nice box which is super easy to bring back if you'd like to pack some food back home instead of eating out. Teehee.

With the PIC of Hwa Ga Pork Free
Some homemade condiments // Refillable
And there you have it! Be sure to drop by Hwa Ga if you're looking for some real flavors of Korea if you happen to be around Damansara Perdana. As an overall, I would definitely come back again for their buffet set the most cause I find it to be more value for money and the fact that it would really be an ideal location to go when you're feeling extremely hungry! hehe. If you have any other inquiries, do not hesitate to leave me a comment below and I'd love to get back to you. Also, be sure to check out Hwa Ga Pork Free's Facebook Page to get the latest updates or for more clarifications on their halal ingredients.

Hwa Ga Damansara Perdana (Pork Free)
Address: Lot F05 Empire Gallery Heritage Lane No2, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Contact: +603- 7732 6151

Business Hours: 11am- 11pm