Friday, August 10, 2018

Kao Malaysia has an All New look for Laurier | Laurier New Packaging

Head your way to the main atrium for some exciting fun!
Today marks an exciting week as Kao Malaysia launched the All-New Laurier with a sporty brand new look! Being present during the launching ceremony, I was one of the lucky attendees who managed to witness Laurier's new packaging that reflects a renewed identity of a product that is 'Made with Love'. As we all know (especially the ladies), we always have that time of the month where we look for pads that would be comfortable without disrupting our daily routine. With the All-New Laurier sanitary pads, it features a breakthrough Japanese technology filled with innovation, particularly focusing on the 'Ultra Absorbent Core'.

How cute is this station? I got myself looking pretty comfy too
The launching of the New Style All New Laurier Made with love
Growing up with Kao Malaysia, I've always looked at Kao as a reliable brand since it came from Japan. (Typical mindset of mine). hehe. I noticed that Kao has grown so much in slowly changing its image to be more sophisticated and active to suit the different styles of women today. Targetting to elevate the quality of life and sharing the joy of innovative products to maximize satisfaction for people like you and me. For your information, the development is based on Kao's 'Yoki-Monozukuri' values which combine needs and R&D to provide seamless comfort during that month of time.

FYI: Yoki-Monozukuri values are focused on a strong commitment for customers satisfaction.

Here's the new packaging for the Laurier Perfect Comfort for day time
And this is what the night time Laurier Night Safe packaging looks like
Looking at the new packaging, it definitely looks like they put a lot of LOVE into it. Every detail of it looks so kawaii, which makes me feel that I can trust the brand, even more, when im on my periods. With the new look, I believe you would agree with me that it looks minimalist, fresh and young which eventually made me purchase a few new pads for me to bring home since it was on promotional prices. Yes, I know, guilty as charged. Also, a little bird told me that the product has been upgraded to be better than before with an Ultra Absorbent Core with wider paddings to prevent leakage, so I had no regrets with my purchase.

OH, dont forget to get your free samples while youre there
Or grab some of their great value packs for more savings
Stumbbled upon Elfira Roy who is also a Laurier user
Talking about my purchase, you should really make your way to Sunway Velocity Mall whenever you have the time. Why? Because you'll stand a chance to win the Grand Prize of 5D4N trip to Japan for 2 complete with a personal photographer! To be eligible to be in the running of the prize, all you need to do is purchase any All-New Laurier products worth RM20 and capture a photo that describes 'Made with Love', then upload the photo on Kao Laurier Facebook with the hashtag #LaurierMadewithlove. And basically, the photo with the most number of likes wins! It's that easy!

Dont forget to make your way there and possibly win yourself a trip to Japan!
So what are you waiting for? No plans for the weekend? Be sure to make your way to Sunway Velocity mall to witness the exciting launch. For more information on Laurier, you may also visit Laurier's official Facebook page or Kao Malaysia's official website for more updates. When sanitary pads are made with love, you know that you are well taken care off. With no leaks, it equals to no worries. I got my stock on standby already. How about you?

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Orton-Gillingham Approach | Dyslexia Intervention Malaysia

Did you know at least 1 in 10 people are throught to be affected by dyslexia? 
Dyslexia. Is it a condition or a disease? Well, let me clarify to you that dyslexia is actually a condition that can be corrected which is best to take action when they are still young. Dyslexia is not about understanding the condition, but it's more to understanding how the mind works. Thus with help of experts and proper intervention to rectify the reading problem of dyslexic children is necessary before they fall behind in traditional schooling which can lead to irreparable harm, low self-esteem and the widening gap that becomes increasingly difficult to close.

The location of Altuz Academy
It's sad to know that dyslexia is looked as a negative societal implication and it is crucial for parents to be aware of this condition to ensure that their children are able to read proficiently to ensure their quality of life. If you notice that your kids are having a problem with reading, it's about time you give them attention and see if they need further assistance in correcting the condition. Dyslexia is not a disease, but a condition that CAN be corrected, and of the places that can assist would be Altuz Academy located in Solaris Mt Kiara.

Teaching using phonograms
There are tons of different approaches to correct dyslexia, but at Altuz Academy, they mainly focus on using the Orton-Gillingham Approach, which is highly structured in evidence-based, as an approach to teach reading. A plus note would be that it's also recognized by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), so you won't have to worry about the education system being unstructured. With Altuz Academy, taking solutions for dyslexia a step further, a premier education center for dyslexia intervention is now finally available in Malaysia. YAY!

The founders of the Orton Gillingham approach
The Orton-Gillingham approach was developed in 1920 by Dr. Samuel Orton, a doctor who first discovered the existence of dyslexia together with Anna Gillingham, a gifted teacher, and psychologist. If you are not aware, this approach has been supported by over 100,000 scientific studies over 70 years that conclusively showed that a reading approach should include five important pillars, namely phonemic awareness, systematic phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Classes can be in private or in groups of 2-4 students
One technique of teaching using multisensory
Just for your information, all academic language therapists at the academy has gone through vigorous training and has done supervised practicum accredited by the  Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators which is reviewed by the International Dyslexia Association. Founder, Dr. Choy Su-Ling finds it critically important that remedial specialists, educators, and teachers are highly trained in an evidence-based approach with oversight and accountability.

With Dr. Choy Su-Ling
The centre is managed by Dr. Choy and Yap Jo Ling and has created history by being the first two AOGPE-trained academic language therapist from Malaysia. With aims to maintain the high standards of teaching, rest assured you can guarantee that your children are in good hands. Altuz Academy provides a powerful instructional approach that benefits students of all ages and abilities so that learning becomes a long life rewarding experience.

Altuz Academy
By Daniel Britton
If you may have a child who you suspect to have symptoms of dyslexia, or if you may know someone who may be suffering from the condition, feel free to drop by Altuz Academy for guidance from professionals to progressively have a solution for all your dyslexia worries. Let's make a difference together to make a change to give better guidance to those who have this dyslexia condition so that they are able to live a better lifestyle. Again, I'd like to emphasize that Dyslexia is not a disease, but a condition of how their mind works. They might also be smarter than you think too as they use some parts of the brain that some people don't commonly use.

Altuz Academy
9, 3rd Floor, Solaris Mt Kiara, Jln Solaris, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Siti Nor Yuwana cooks with mum’s recipe and own creations to win 2018 Cabaran Raja Kuah Knorr

Siti Nor Yuwana Zulkifli, 35, has won the 2018 Raja Kuah Knorr Challenge, thanks to her late mother’s recipe of Mum’s Heritage Chicken Curry (Kari Ayam Warisan Bonda) and two other creations of her own.

The food operator from Kuala Lumpur also presented Sliced Creamy Beef (Masak Lemak Daging Salai Berapi) and Saucy Chicken My Way (Ayam Masak Kicap Cara Saya) to impress the judges to win the grand prize of an Umrah package for two persons worth RM25,000 plus RM15,000 cash and hampers.

Siti Nor Yuwana said: “I also have my husband to thank for signing me up for the contest and I never expected to win. We are instead both being rewarded with going on the Umrah together and enjoying the other goodies too!” 

Cabaran Raja Kuah Knorr is continuing the quest to create newer and greater appreciation for Malay gravy dishes which have a great following amongst all Malaysians. After its inaugural introduction in 2016, the event organised by Unilever Food Solutions continues to focus on gravy dishes which constitute up to 70% of the dishes served by Malay food operators, mainly as curry, served with soy sauce, turmeric and other spices.

UFS Malaysia Managing Director Nusrat Perveen said: “There is a growing trend of utilising chicken flavour as well to titillate the tastebuds so Unilever Food Solutions is acknowledging these culinary efforts using Knorr Chicken Powder.

“This year, we have a special partnership with NSK Trade City, the largest wholesaler in Malaysia and our biggest cash & carry partner, which is famous with their large range of good quality and affordable items for canned food, drinks, bodycare products and detergent, just to name a few!” said Nusrat.

Making the decision of the best of the best for Cabaran Raja Kuah Knorr 2018 were distinguished judges namely celebrity Chef Mohd Johari Edrus (better known as Chef Jo), UFS Chef Mohd Hadzrin Mohd Din and Saji cooking magazine editor Rosmarlinda Kamarudin.

They scored the Cabaran RKK contestants based on criteria such as cleanliness, food presentation and taste. Cabaran Raja Kuah Knorr is open to all Malaysians and sending an entry is simple by creating 3 types of gravy dishes consisting of either curry, soy sauce, or lemak (turmeric-coconut based gravy) using Knorr Chicken Stock. A total of 10 contestants from all over Malaysia, including one from Negeri Sembilan were selected to compete in the grand final recently.

The other winners for the 2018 Raja Kuah Knorr Challenge were:
- first runner up Fazerina Ibrahim, 34 of Selangor won RM10,000 plus hamper
- second runner up Ali Zainuddin Adnan, 39, walked away with RM6,000 and hamper
- plus top 7 consolation prizes of RM1,000 and hampers.

Unilever Food Solutions wants to grow for the future and engages 800 million consumers every year. UFS aims to do this in a sustainable way and focuses on four areas to make the difference: improving health & well-being, increasing food safety, reducing food waste and sustainable sourcing. Great food transcends geographical boundaries and cultural differences, and this is more than obvious in a multi-cultural country like Malaysia where locals and even foreigners enjoy the cuisine offered in this wonderful melting pot of differing tastebuds.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

POTBOY X FAVE | Free Online Grocery Delivery

Offline Cashless Shopping anyone?
Waddup guys! Having a busy lifestyle, it gets a little hard to plan your day ahead, especially when there are groceries to accomplish. Don't get me wrong, I still love grocery shopping cause I find it therapeutic to plan on what to buy, picking ingredients which leads to your menu, the things that you want to do at home for the week, and more! But let's be honest, sometimes we get too busy that we don't have time to do groceries, which then leads you in a delay of chores and things to do at home, am I right? Now, what if I told you there's someone you can depend on to get the job done?

The delivery bikes
Dettols offer for the day
Has anyone treid the lowest sugar carbonated isotonic drink by 100plus?
Pokka was there too giving you offers you wouldn't want to miss
Even the parents are in it with diapers by Kao
Earlier this month, I attended the Potboy Groceries online-to-offline groceries sale, which happens to be the first of its kind in Malaysia. Since the event was around the area I stayed in, I've decided to just make my way to see what this online-to-offline grocery thing is all about. It was throughout three-days in which I've only made time to visit on the last day over lunchtime and boy I got hooked till evening. So the idea of Potboy is that you are now able to make payment via Favepay, a mobile payment application to give you a cashless/cardless experience.

Just look at that, CHEAP STUFF!
A dream for maggi lovers
What made me went crazy while I was there were the prices. Like legit, the prices of the items that I normally buy is so much cheaper! It took me a lot of resistance not to buy most of the things that I saw, but I'll just break it down to you on what I got. Participating brands included Sofy, Milo, Dettol, 100 Plus, Coca-cola, Maggi, Soyfresh and more. I swear I tried to control myself, but I think I managed to bring something home almost each store present. At an insane irresistible price, it was pretty hard to decline the offer.

OH look, for each RM20 spent, you get a token to redeem a prize!
Here are what the tokens look like during that day
The highlight of it all was that I got to enjoy my cashless/cardless experience of shopping using only my phone to scan on the items that I want. I am a Favepay user since earlier this year, but with this collaboration with Potboy, they've taken Favepay to a whole new level of convenience. It's honestly slightly scary as you don't see the money going out, but trust me, imagine life without the need to bring anything else other than your phone? Sounds like a pretty easy life to me!

Took on the challenge to shove Pedas Giler Mi Goreng down my throat (failed!)
The fear in my eyes are real
Aftery 2 bites, i gave up. haha
Congrats to the winner who snagged RM1111 cash on the spot
Oh, and since I was there, they were having this spicy Maggi noodle challenge which I can't believe I signed up for. HAHA. I've only joined for the fun of it, but I think I had fun even though I only got myself 2 bites the noodles cause it was just too spicy. Boohoo. The Maggi actually tasted good, just that im not a fan of the burning sensation on my tough. Im a weakling! There were about 40 people who tried to snag the grand prize of RM1111 for just eating a bowl of noodle, so hands down to the winner who managed to be the fastest to finish a bowl of the spicy Maggi noodle.

Red Chef noodles! My fav was this spicy shrimp prawn soap noodle
And just look at all those cartons I brought back home
And this sums up the stuff I purchased during the offline sale. 
With up to 75% off on famous brands, I literally brought back cartons of the things that I like. CAUSE IT WAS SO CHEAP! From planning to just browse through, to filling my whole car boot with goods, I'd say every penny spent was worth it! I have no regrets on my purchases and im actually hoping that they have the same even online to offline setting when im in need of stock. HAHA. But yeah, im looking forward to Potboy Groceries to get my groceries done on an average basis. So if you want to be a part of the online grocery shopping evolution too, be sure to download FAVE and checkout Potboy Groceries.


Potboy Groceries (with FREE DELIVERY)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Shopee’s Electronics Expo up to 90% off | Lowest Price Guaranteed (LPG)

Dont you love sales? Well, i'd like to share with you on a recent sale that you wouldnt want to miss out, and its on my favourite online shopping platform, SHOPEE! Shopee is the leading 2-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan willbe launching Sho[[es Electronics Expo offering Lowest Price Guranteed deals from the 23rd to 26th of July 2018. With more than 20 popular brands being involved namely, Armaggeddonm ALcatroz, honor, Mono Digiral, Philips, Russel Taylors, Tefal, Vivo, Xiomi and more, you would be spoilt for choices if youre looking for smartphones, gadgets, home appliances, computers and accessories with up to 90% off!

There will be over 1,000 electronic products, and to enjoy the best deals offerint the lowest prices on all items, be sure to keep a look out on the 'Lowest Price Guranteed' tag! Oh, you found another site that sells the same item at a cheaper price? FRET NOT!  Shopee is committed to refund the 120% of the price difference in Shopee coins, giving shoppers like you and me a relief shopping experience.

I cant believe how far shopee has grown since they just started, but time does really fly, and Shopee has done so much justice for me in saving some ka-chings. This time around, im pretty happy that Shopee is partnering with several top brands to expand the electronics-related category offering buyer more options on mobile, gadgets, computers, laptops and home appliaces to over 10 million shopee users!

I can recall one time, Shopee did an exclusive HOnor 9 Lite sale which sold out 1,000 units in just unders 5 minutes. Isnt that insane? This kinda proves that Malaysian users LOVE electronics products which are sold online at a cheaper price. With the coming Electronics Expo, Shopee aims to take another step further in becoming a one-stop online shopping platform that caters to the needs nad prefences of all Malaysians! YAY! Shopee, i hope youre referring to a true Malaysian like me. PLEASE BRING IN MORE STUFF AT STEAL PRICES! hehe


Be sure to lock the dates on the 23rd of July, because Shopee will be treating users to a 24 hour electronics only shocking sale offering HUGE DISCOUNTS on tons of branded electronic products. You can expect exciting sales, and for those looking to refresh their computer accessories, you can keep an eye on their wireless keyboards, and gaming mice from Logitech. Music loves, you can aim on getting yourself the Marshall's noise-cancelling headphones too! I cant wait to find out what else they have in store, and all of which will be discounted.

Aside from the Shocking Sale, there will also be hundreds of tech deals at LPG Tech Zone throughout the 4 days Electronics Expo. Each day, Shopee will feature two major electronic brands with a gallery of promoted products. There will be two theme sales featuring LPG Tech Zone where you'll find over 500 products at lowest guranteed prices, and the other section 'Everything for your Home' sale to suit different users and their needs. Psst, to save even more, users can redeem vouchers worth up to RM100,000 during the campaign to earn further discounts on their purchases too! WOW!

Also, not to forget Shoppe's Facebook fans, there will be having a 'Tag a Bro, Win Like a Pro' contest from 23 to 26th of July! All fans would need to do is find an electronic product with the LPG label on shopee, take a screenshot of it in their shopping cart, and tag a male buddy and leave a comment on why you want those items. And if youre lucky, you might receive your favourite electronics worth up to RM1,000 each to share between yourself and your bestie. You've heard is, so be sure to keep your eyes on the prize. Be sure to also visit the Elextronics Expo starting from 16th July 2018, and if you havent downloaded the Shopee app, its about time you do ;)

Download Shopee 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Pure Beauty's Illuminating Protective Skincare Range | Exclusively at Watsons Malaysia

Shield your skin with Pure Beauty's Illuminating Protective Skincare Range
So, being a city girl air-pollution is one of my biggest concern as its the single most toxic substance for the skin, making it harder for us to achieve flawless skin for those who are living and working in traffic polluted areas. In case you’re not aware air-pollution contains free radicals which will leave a direct a negative impact on the skin's health and if left unprotected the skin would look my stress dull and tired. I don’t know about you but what if I there is skincare that shields the skin against Air-pollution? If you’re reading this blog post, good news cause Pure Beauty Is giving a solution to those who are regularly exposed to these damaging environment. Rest assured the beauty brand is there Dermatologically tested,  Paraben free lanolin free and alcohol-free, to providing you fewer worries with more benefits!

Pure Beauty is here to save the day!
And a little introduction to pure beauty the brand and originated from Korea with a philosophy following the 4P’s, ensuring preparation, preservation, protection, and prevention is assured to their users. This Particular range features ingredients such as Willowbark Nerolight Ceramide 123 and EP white giving you healthy skin while reducing dark spots. Now you know what pure beauty offers, Let’s get into details on the products.

SERUM | Illuminating Urban Shield | RM59.90

Illuminating Urban Shield Radiance Serum
After cleansing your face and applying toner, the next step would usually be to apply serum if you want to give your skin that extra glow. The Illuminating Urban Shield Radiance Serum has a special ingredient, nerolight that helps to decrease dark spots, as it evens the skin tone. That's not all! It also has nutrients that would repair damaged skin and defend it against pollutants. To me, serums are usually enhancers for the skin, but this serum repairs AND enhance the skin condition making it a valuable skincare product!

Some descriptions on the product
Cream like texture, lightweight, and well absorbed by the skin
I gave the serum a pump, and I honestly love how the texture feels. It may look like cream, but as you gently apply it to your face, you would notice that the formulation is well absorbed by the skin after a few seconds. Now, we all know that after applying Serum, the next step should be to lock the serum in by applying moisturizer! But if you want to give your skin an extra boost, scroll down to find out what you can use before applying moisturizer.

ESSENCE |  Illuminating Urban Shield | RM69.90

Illuminating Urban Shield Radiance Essence
After applying serum, if you need an extra boost in repairs and protection, you should really consider getting the Illuminating Urban Shield Capsule Essence. This has to be the STAR PRODUCT within the entire range, as it has been designed to have a technology to help activate the capsules within the bottle just before application. Now, I bet whats running in your mind now would be "whats the difference between Essence and Serum? Serum enhances the skin, whereas essence is more like an extra dosage to add some 'kick' to your recovery process. This essence has been designed to reduce dark spots, and not to forget that it also contains special pearlized capsules to give your skin a more luminous look.

Product descriptions
The capsules break when applied
You can either use this to replace your serum OR include this in your skin regime after applying the serum. But if you're not planning to get both, then, I'll clarify to you that the Essence is a must have! So to use, all you need to do is to pump 2 times and gently massage into skin until its fully absorbed. This has a very watery texture once it evenly spread out, and I love it!  Because this contains special capsule in the product, I find that it's very exciting to apply it to my skin. Hehe

MOISTURISERS | Illuminating Urban Shield

Illuminating Urban Shield Radiance Water Gel | RM55.90
Illuminating Urban Shield Radiance Cream | RM59.90
Now, ironically, Pure Beauty offers 2 different types of moisturizes to suit different people, who have different skin types. The moisturizers that Pure Beauty offers are namely, Illuminating Urban Shield Water Gel and the Illuminating Urban Shield Radiance Cream. Having combination skin, I would have to say that my favorite is the Illuminating Urban Shield Water Gel. From the name itself, you might have guessed that it's water based. Believe it or not, that moisturizing feel that it gave me was really satisfying as its lightweight, while keeping my skin hydrated and moisturized.

The texture of the  Illuminating Urban Shield Water Gel
The texture of the Illuminating Urban Shield Radiance Cream
Based on a personal preference, I prefer using the Illuminating Urban Shield Water Gel on a daily basis, but for specific moisturizing treatments, I'd definitely go for the illuminating Urban Shield Radiance Cream for an extra boost while im sleeping. It really depends on your preference as both have the key function to moisturize the skin. The water gel is lighter in comparison to the radiance cream, and to me, the cream is like an added skincare benefit to pamper the skin when your skin needs some love and attention.

SUN PROTECTOR |  Illuminating Urban Shield | RM49.90

Illuminating Urban Shield Radiance Sun Protector
Their Sun Protector, the Illuminating Urban Shield Sun Protector SPF 50+ PA++++ has been formulated with Nerolight, which has been specially derived from Organic Star Lily to decrease dark spots. Guys, if you haven't been including sun-block in your daily skincare regime, it's about time you put more attention on preventing your skin from being attacked by UV rays. Also, what if I told you that sun-protector is the key to anti-aging?

Descriptions on the product
Looks like sunblock, feels lighter than your usual sunblock
Since I managed to get my hands on the actual product, it came in like those tube containers where you just squeeze out the content just before applying it to your face. Usually not a fan of sunblock, but this is acceptable as it doesn't have that sunblock smell, and it feels very lightweight on the skin. I've tested it out, and im loving how it doesn't leave that patchy white layer on your skin once applied.  Also, it keeps your skin moisturized throughout the day, with SPF50+ PA++++ benefits too!

Did you know? 
SPF relates to how long it takes to get burnt when you're under the sun
PA relates to Protection grade, where the more (+), the higher the protection

Took a few moments to test out the products at home, and i am legit in love!
Got my prevention stash to keep my skin protected.
Now if you're an outdoor city girl like me, and you are looking to reduce dark spots as you even out your skin tone, you should really try out the Illuminating Urban Shield Radiance Range to shield your skin from the harsh everyday pollutants and UV rays. The range is now available at all Watsons stores nationwide, and the range aims to provide the latest technology to enrich your skin's natural glow, protecting you from daily pollution. With this range, I have no worries with dust and dirt that invigorates the skin, and I can feel carefree while being outdoors knowing that the Pure Beauty's Illuminating Protective Skincare Range will effectively protect my skin, decrease dark spots, strengthens the skin barrier and shield the skin from harmful elements. So what are you waiting for? It's time to shield your skin from urban pollutions!

Pure Beauty