Thursday, February 15, 2018

[GIVEAWAY + REVIEW] Your all in one Youth Skincare | Retinol Youth Renewal Range by Murad

Retinol Youth Renewal Range by Murad
A few weeks back, I attended an exclusive event organized by Murad where I had a cozy casual session to get an insight on their Retinol Youth Renewal Range with the Murad Team. Now, Murad is no stranger to the beauty industry as they have created a reputation of their own by creating specific ranges to suit different types of skin conditions with products that can be used based on the skin's needed diet. In short, Murad provides a complete range of skincare to fulfill your skin's need, be it if your skin is too dry and oily, acne issues and even products to reduce wrinkles. And today, I'll be sharing with you about the Retinol Youth Renewal skincare Range by Murad.

What is Retinol?


What the Retinol structure looks like
You might wonder what is this ingredient called Retinol, and you're lucky cause here's a brief description of it! Based on tons of research, retinol is a technical name for vitamin A that accelerates skin-renewal and reduce wrinkles, lines and age spots. And believe me, most products out there can prevent wrinkles from getting worst, but how many brands out there can reduce your wrinkles visibly? Retinol is a highly-reactive molecule that can break down and lose its potency as soon as it is exposed to sunlight or air, making it an active ingredient that your skin would absolutely love!

Retinol Youth Renewal Range


Unboxed the Retinol Youth Renewal Range
The Retinol Youth Renewal Range features 3 products namely the Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum, the Retinol Youth Renewal Serum and the Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream. The range claims to be the ideal regimen for quicker, visible, and sustained results. (Like, don't we all want results that sustain?) What makes the product unique is that its gentle yet effective with its Retinol Tri-Active Technology which targets frustrating signs of aging which includes wrinkles, loss of firmness, crow's feet (laugh lines) and rough texture. No matter what your age is, the Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Range will ensure that you get a revitalizing boost from this Retinol power trio.

Based on real statistics: 93% saw reduction in lines and wrinkles | 87% noticed firmer eye area skin

Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum

Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum
First up would be a little introduction of the Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum. It functions to minimize the look of wrinkles and crow's feet while providing the skin with nutrients rich in Marine Kelp Complex to lift, firm and visibly brighten dark circles. And surprisingly it also claims to give you visible results in just 1 week. Too good to be true? I did a 3-week review on this to reassure you on the results, and surprisingly results did show after 1 week. What's even better was that it really made my eye looks way way younger as you continue using it. Looking for dramatic improvement around the eye area? This is your one-stop solution!

Creamy lightweight texture
I personally like applying it using my ring finger so that the pressure it gentle around the area when applying serum.
It would be best to use this just before you sleep after cleansing and after applying toner, gently pat Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Cream around the eye area. I personally like to make sure that when applying, I'll likely pat until its fully absorbed by the skin around the eyes. The texture feels very lightweight, and it really cools the eye area ensuring that my eye bags in specific would disappear by the time I wake up the next day. This serum helps to reduce line's, wrinkles, dark circles and loss of firmness making it the perfect solution to regain back your youthful eyes dramatically. Tested and proven to me personally.

Retinol Youth Renewal Serum

Retinol Youth Renewal Serum
After applying the Retinol Youth Eye Serum, its time to give the rest of your face a little more attention. The Retinol Youth Renewal Serum is powered by a Retinol Tri-Active Technology which contains a fast-acting Retinoid, a time-released Retinol, and a Retinol booster. Highly active, with a gentle formula that would visibly minimize lines and deep wrinkles by firming and evens out skin tone. It claims to boosts radiance for more vibrant, youthful-looking skin, and I couldn't agree with the statement more. After my 3 week journey with the range, I noticed that my face glows and my skin tone is more even after looking at a comparison photo that left me in shock (refer to image at the end of this post). I am indeed impressed with this serum! I was told that with the Tri-Active Technology, the retinol content is smart enough to detect specific parts of the skin that needs a boost in nutrients.

Stronger creamy texture
Apply around face and neck area
Because the range comes at a hefty price, I personally use this only at night for maximum results. After cleansing, applying toner and eye serum, I'll apply a thin layer of the Retinol Youth renewal Serum to my face and neck and gently pat the skin until the serum has been absorbed completely. Unlike most serum's, the Retinol Youth Renewal Serum is slightly different as it has a more creamy moisturizing texture compared to the traditional transparent serum. It may look a little thick, but surprisingly after spreading it out on my skin, my skin seems to love it a lot! It doesn't leave any greasy feeling, it's definitely moisturizing and lightweight that I dare to say that this is my ultimate favorite serum of all time!

Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream

Retrinol Youth Renewal Night Cream
And to complete the skin regime, this is an overnight skin savior, the Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream. The Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream activates youth while you sleep. Powered by the Retino Tri-Active Technology as well, it delivers transformative results to minimize lines, wrinkles by smoothing out the texture of the skin. Rich with rich Algae Extract, it helps to improve firmness and elasticity to restore youthful contours. It intensely nourishes overnight that made me look forward to waking up each morning. #nokidding. Trust me, from the first night I laid my hands on this up till today, my skin is addicted to this luxurious cream.

Very moisturizing  texture, perfect solution to lock the serum in
Apply around face and neck
The Retinol Renewal Night Cream is 'the' solution to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, reduce rough texture, and dryness just overnight, making it my favorite night cream of all time! Just before I end my skin regime, this night cream would be the last cream I apply just before heading off to bed. Because it's extra strong in moisturizing, I personally use this once every two nights because the results are that good! You don't even need to use this every night to see results, so I am loving it! I love the dispenser bottle which constantly excretes a precise amount each time I use this. Again, just a gentle reminder that I like to use this on my face, neck, and chest in an upward movement.

VERDICT

What do i have to say about the Range? 
Here's a before and after shot after 3 weeks of using the Retinol Youth Renewal Range.
As a verdict, I honestly think that the range is amazing and you'll definitely get the results that you are seeking with the Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Range. The range is suitable to be used at as young as in your early twenties, or if its a gift for your grandparents, they would be more than happy to regain their facial youth with these amazing products. I am not exaggerating when it comes to the results for this as I'll give all the stars in the sky for the result it gave me. I was sick and on flu last week that my nose area got a little dry due to all the sneezing, and the minute I applied the night cream over it, my skin was instantly back to normal the next day! Usually, it would still have traces of dryness despite using cream, but with Murad, I'll drop the mike on the ground and you'll have to try this for yourself to really understand how amazing the product is. It's luxurious, it gives results, and its comfortable on the skin, the 3 main things I look for in skincare. What else is there really to say? Looking for a youth-restoring skincare? Just get the Retinol Youth Renewal Range and I can guarantee that you'll have no regrets!

GIVEAWAY

Here's your chance to win the Murad Environmental Shield Starter Kit
Since good things are meant to be shared, here's a little giveaway for those who want to try Murad's products. I'll be giving away a Murad Environmental Shield Starter Kit worth RM248 to ONE lucky winner! The set contains a cleanser, a serum, a toner and an eye cream to reverse damage and reveal radiance. So if you're looking to improve brightness, clarity, and radiance by 60% in less than a week, its time for you to join this giveaway that would be running from now till 28th February 2018. To join, just follow the steps on rafflecopter to be eligible. (No cheating, cause I'll check)


Giveaway ends this 28th February 2018 at 11.59pm! Good luck to those who are planning to win! For more details on Murad products, log on to their official website at https://www.murad.com.my.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

[FESTIVE SHOPPING] Chinese New Year on Shopee increased by 32%!

Chinese New Year online shopping with Shopee
In line with the upcoming Chinese New Year and also the growing popularity of e-commerce in Malaysia; Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, has observed a 32% increase in the volume of Malaysians searching for items on Shopee throughout this festive period. Since the launch of the Wang with Shopee campaign on 15 January which offers discounts of up to 90% and contest prizes worth more than RM1 million, many more Malaysians are turning to Shopee to shop for their Chinese New Year necessities. So here's my question to you, when will you turn to Shopee too? Hehe.

Current on-going Prosperity Bundle Deals on Shopee
Lowest Price Guranteed on Shopee
“Shopping activity usually peaks during periods leading up to festive occasions, and Chinese New Year is no exception. This year, we noticed a huge spike in the number of online searches on Shopee leading up to Chinese New Year, which indicates an increasing trend of consumers opting to shop online for their festive purchases. This is a good sign, and is in line with the government’s initiatives to drive forward e-commerce in Malaysia. Shopee provides users a fast, convenient and secure platform to shop on, and with our Free Shipping across Malaysia and Zero (0) Commissions incentives, Malaysians can enjoy great convenience and cost-savingswhen shopping with us,” said  Ian Ho, Regional Managing Director of Shopee. Now just in case youre wondering on whats in hype, listed below are the  most popular Chinese New Year searches and purchases made in 2018 fall under the following categories.

POPULAR CHINESE NEW YEAR SEACHES 

1 | Womens Clothings

Top Searches by Keywords : Blose, Jeans, Maxi Dress, Mini Dress, Cheongsam
2 | Mobile Gadgets

Top Searches by Keywords: Iphone, Samsung, Smart Watch, Xiomi
3 | Toys, Kids & Babies

Top Searches by Keywords: Babies Girls Clothing, Boys Clothing, Babby Clothing, Tommee Tippee
4 | Women's Shoes

Top Keyword Searches: Shoes, Sport Shoes, Wedges, Sandals
5 | Women's Bag

Top Keyword Searches: Sling Bag, Bag, Purse, Backpack

MOST POPULAR CHINESE NEW YEAR PURCHASES

A | Women's Shoes

Most popular: Open-toe Heels
B | Toys, Kids & Babies

Most Popular: Baby Clothing Set
C | Home & Living

Most Popular: Tupperware Gift Set
D | Health & Beauty

Most Popular: Eye Makeup CNY Bundle
E | Groceries & Pets

Most Popular: Special Edition Kit Kat
Great deals awaits on Shopee
Enjoy attractive discounts and promotions across a wide variety of products with the Wang with Shopee campaign, which is ongoing until 25 February. With over 6 million products sold by more than 200,000 sellers on Shopee Malaysia, shoppers will definitely be able to fulfill their festive shopping needs. Additionally, users can play the Fortune Ang Pao Game to stand a chance to win Golden Tickets and a grand prize of RM8,888 in cash. Following after, Shopee will be launching the Pay Day Campaign from 26 to 28 February, which will feature even more great deals across leading brands including the Shopee’s Laptop Fair with popular brands such as Acer, ASUS, Dell and Lenovo. Convinced yet?

Join in the fun by downloading the Shopee App Today!
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#WangWithShopee

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Shop Away and WIN a Getaway | 6th December - 28th February 2018

It's time to win yourself a getaway at Cheras Leisure Mall
Have you always wanted to just pack your bags without worrying about all the money that you'll be spending? Well, here's your chance! Stand a chance to win a holiday trip for two to Sydney, Shanghai, Chiang Mai, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru or Penang with an enjoyable stay at a luxurious hotel when you spend RM300 in two accumulated receipts at Cheras Leisure Mall! Winners will also get a premium luggage each, and trust me, these bags are definitely statement pieces!

Terms & conditions apply.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE? 

1. Spend at least RM300 in not more than two accumulated receipts at participating outlets. If more than one receipt is submitted, date of the second receipt must not exceed 14 days from the date of the first receipt

2. Obtain the entry form from the Information Counter and answer the questions stated in the entry form by referring to the photo backdrops located at Level 1 & 2 LeisurePlex

3. Complete and submit the entry form together with the receipt(s) to the Customer Service Assistant at the LG Information Counter before 28 February 2018

4. Winners will be announced on 15 March 2018

You can obtain the entry form from the Information Counter and answer the question stated in the entry form by referring to the photo backdrops located on Level 1 & 2 LeisurePlex

THE PRIZES UP FOR GRABS




First Prize : 
Return flight tickets to Sydney, Australia
4D3N stay at Shangri-La Hotel for two
26-inch Centurion luggage x 1

Second Prize :
Return flight tickets to Shanghai, China 
4D3N stay at Shangri-La Hotel for two
26-inch Centurion luggage x 1

Third Prize :
Return flight tickets to Chiang Mai, Thailand
4D3N stay at Shangri-La Hotel for two
26-inch Centurion luggage x 1

3 Consolation Prizes :
Kuala Lumpur
2D1N stay at Shangri-La Hotel for two
22-inch Centurion luggage x 1

Johor Bahru
2D1N stay at Hotel Jen for two
22-inch Centurion luggage x 1

Penang
2D1N stay at Hotel Jen for two
22-inch Centurion luggage x 1

Official Shop Away and Win poster
If you think the fun ends there, that's definitely not all! Winners who post their holiday photos with their Centurion luggage on their Instagram account with the hashtags #clmgetaway, #centurionmalaysia and #cherasleisuremall before 30 September 2018, will also stand to win amazing prizes by Centurion! The Grand Prize is a 29-inch Centurion luggage and the five consolation prizes are Centurion Jolie Kits! That's a double win for me, win to win again. A chance not to be missed and don't forget to bring your lucky star with you.

Hurry and shop away! Your 2018 holiday is waiting!

SHOP FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Alternatively, if you're not looking to win, you can also join in the fun and shop for a good cause! From now till 28 February 2018, you can get a special promo code from the Customer Service Assistant at the LG Information Counter and you can purchase this high-quality premium luggage at a special price of RM699 on the Centurion online store where RM70.00 from the proceeds will be contributed to our charity initiative! A great way to start your year by giving back right?

For more info, please call 03 9132 2386, visit Cheras LeisureMall Facebook page or drop them an email at marketing@ppb.com.my. Here are more details on the terms and conditions http://bit.ly/2ygFoJ9

Saturday, February 10, 2018

[REVIEW] Diamond Sapindus Soap + Benefits

How to use the Diamond Sapindus Soap
Hello fellow readers! Today I'll be sharing with you a recent discovery, the Diamond Sapindus Soap. I usually love bar soaps because it's easy to travel with and the fact that they tend to last longer than your liquid soaps when traveling. But have you ever heard of a bar soap that can be used from head to toe? If you have, then maybe im a little out of date, and if you haven't,  you would love the things this bar soap can do. Literally! As usual, I'd like to start with a little introduction, followed by the benefits and some deets on how you can use it. If you're interested, be sure to scroll till the end of this post!

THE STORY


Loving how well it foams coming from a bar soap
A little background check on the Diamond Sapindus Soap, it all started when the founder of CM3 Premium suffered from a dermatological virus wart which is caused by viral infections. Viruses are often found in humidity, stuffiness and public areas which are possibly virus transmission. The founder of CM3 Premium then was introduced by a friends recommendation and gave it a try and BAM, the infection vanished after using the soap in a short period of time. Throughout the years, the founder of Diamond Sapindus Soap has done research and improved its ingredients over the time then began its mass production to help more people with this product.

BENEFITS

There are tons of benefits that makes this bar soap one of a kind
The main attraction of the Diamond Sapindus Soap would be that its made out of Sapindus Genus, a special ingredient that is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-itching. WOW. Will all these combinations of benefits in one bar soap, how can I resist not trying it out myself. Believe it or not, i've used this as facial wash, facial mask, body wash, shampoo, and even as toothpaste! Uh-huh honey, toothpaste. The Diamond Sapindus Soap uses top quality natural ingredients that would eliminate odor and at the same time soothes and nourishes your skin. Told you so, this bar soap has it all covered!

HOW TO USE

You'll need two things, a foaming net and the bar soap
Use it as facial cleanser, or leave it on for 2 minutes to use it as a face mask
Use it as body wash
Now, you might be wondering how to use this right? I mean as body wash, I think we all know that all you need to do is to rub the soap to your body and foam will form while you cleanse yourself. So I'll skip right straight to how to use the Diamond Sapindus Soap on your face. For your face, it can be used as a facial wash, or as a facial mask that would cleanse your skin effortlessly giving it whitening, moisturizing and firming features to the skin. Tested it as both cleanser and mask, and trust me, 100% no regrets! Just foam it up and use the foam to cleanse face or apply the foam on the face and leave it on for 2 minutes.

It can also be used as shampoo
And as odd as it sounds, use it as toothpaste too!
You can also use this as shampoo, and toothpaste too! Yes, toothpaste, like the thing you need other than a toothbrush to brush your teeth. Hehe. As a shampoo, just rub the bar soap on damp hair, and once you think you have enough foam in your hair, you can put the bar soap aside and continue massaging your head, then rinse. As toothpaste may sound a little odd, but I tried it out and surprisingly the first thing I noticed was that my breath was immediately odorless. *inserts shocked face here*. just lightly brush your toothbrush onto the bar soap and once you think you have enough of soap, brush your teeth like normal. Don't worry about it tasting weird, cause apparently, it doenst taste like anything.

VERDICT

Loving how clean i feel by just entirely using the Diamond Sapindus Soap from head to toe
As a conclusion, I would have to say that I love the Diamond Sapindus Soap for everyday usage, and it is especially a must bring if I plan to go for my wanderlust trips anytime soon. Its compact, convenient, easy to use and it's nontoxic. It also contains all natural ingredients making it an option who those who would like to opt out of using chemical ingredients. The Sapindus soap can also help accelerate skin healing, reduce acne, dark spots, wrinkles, dry skin and rough skin problems which sounds pretty much too good to be true. But if you haven't tried it yourself, you'll never know!


Why not watch this video I made for you to further understand the Diamond Sapindus Soap? Watch this video below and it'll provide you with more information on the product. For more information, kindly visit their social sites below to get yourself.

CM3 Premium 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

[REVIEW] THYMOS LONDON | Anti Sinus/Nasal Allergies Spray

Remedies for sinus and flu problems
Have you ever asked yourself, 'why am I always sneezy in the morning?' and never really got the answer for it? I took some time to do some research on finding the cause of it, and here are the several possible reasons why you have to face these seasonal allergy symptoms.  There's this thing called pollen counts which are generally higher in the morning compared to during the daytime. These pollens can be common causes at home which includes dust mites, pets or even from flowering plants. So the chances of exposure are relatively common, but if ignored, your sinus worries may get worst! The real question now is, 'How do I solve my sinus problems?'.

The worlds most powerful air shield, Thymos London.
If you're here to find a solution to solve your sinus problems, then im happy to share with you a solution that worked for me. I was introduced to Thymos London's Sinus Spray and surprisingly it helped me reduced my sinus problems. Thymos claims to combat airborne allergens and supercharges immunity to keep away allergies, and I am living proof that it works like a charm. I wasn't as convinced at first, but after giving this a go, this would be my number 1 sinus solution to anyone who asks me how I solved my problem. Hehe

WHAT IS CFU?

Infograph on CFU
Have you heard about CFU before? If you haven't, CFU in microbiology is a colony forming unit (also known as CFU), to estimate the number of bacteria of fungal cells. Believe it or not, no matter if you're indoors or outdoors, the potential of CFU's can be found almost anywhere. Based on the infographic above, you would see the values of CFU at a playground in comparison to values of CFU at home. Just looking at it made me felt a little insecure with my surroundings now, and would some of it be the main cause of my morning sinus flu?

INTRODUCING THYMOS

THYMOS LONDON Anti Sinus/Nasal Allergies Spray
Some information on the back of the box
Thymos is known as the worlds most advanced sanitize that works relentlessly around the clock to protect any treated surface of your choice, from the most harmful bacteria and viruses, including the smallest virus ever found in this century. With a catchy catch phase of '10 years sinus, relief in 3 days', the brand has built a lot of trust with its consumers up to today. One of their achievements would be that THYMOS has clinically proven to kill 99.99% or MERS-CoV, H1N1, EnteroVirus, MDR Bacteria and other pathogens making its reliable mark to help those who worry about surrounding flu diseases. And in this post, I'll be sharing with you my review of the Thymos London.

PRODUCT REVIEW

1 spray with up to 12 hours of protection and it instantly kills 99.99% of very popular viruses
Details on the spray bottle
The Self-Sanitising Technology, the spray claims to deliver 12 hours of protection, underlining its mission to help your lifestyle be allergy-free with maximum comfort to last the entire day. The actual product comes in a compact 10ml spray bottle, good enough for about 170 sprays in total. I was expecting it to have an alcoholic fragrance but surprisingly it doesn't have any scent, rest assured not giving me an uneasy feeling about accidentally inhaling it. YAY! Since getting the Sinus/Nasal Allergies Spray Thymos, there's surprisingly a variety of ways to use it. Check out below to find out how to use this.

TO USE

1 | Use it like a perfume to boost antibodies
2 | Spray it on your pillow before you sleep
3 | Spray it in the air for instant relief from irritation
Using this is as easy as ABC. Since its already conveniently in a spray bottle, all you need is one spray to effectively reduce pathogenically induced allergies and you're good to go! If your next question is, 'where do I spray my Thymos Anti Sinus/Nasal Allergies Spray?', then let me help you on that. Like the image about, I've shown you 3 examples of how you can use this. You can just spray it on your shirt and wear it like a perfume to boost your antibodies, you can spray in on your pillow or bolster to reduce sinus allergies OR you can also just spray it in the air for instant relief from irritation.


VERDICT

What are my thoughts on the Thymos London Anti Sinus/Nasal Allergies Spray
With the Thymos Anti Spray, I would have to say that it really helps to improve my immunity by keeping away my Sinus/Nasal allergies. My favorite method would be to basically spray this onto my pillows just before I head off to bed since I usually get intense morning flu each time I wake up. I am surprised that my annoying nose allergies were practically cured after using the Thymos London Spray just overnight! (Not kidding!) Having the Thymos Anti Sinus/Nasal Allergies Spray really makes me feel like I got a shield to protect myself from everyday bacteria. Afterall, you'll never know when your immune system is low and they might just need a little boost to get them going. For more information on Thymos, you can always head over to their official sites which I'll list below. Leave me a comment if you have anything that you are curious about, I'd be more than happy to answer it for you :)

THYMOS LONDON

Exclusively available at Guardian Malaysia