Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Balance your hormones with Jus Harmoni | Malaysia


Hormones are special chemical messengers to control most major body functions, from simple basic needs like hunger to complex systems like reproduction, and even emotions and mood. Or in simpler terms, it's just a way for the body to communicate to you. Simpler hormones which we all are trying to get rid of are white heads. Whiteheads are when your pores are blocked for several reasons. One cause of blocked pores is due to hormonal changes, which are common triggers of acne, and during certain life stages, your skin produces more sebum, that may cause clogged pores and whiteheads. Now for the real question, I was facing some real serious body issues, and it sucks to feel so weak when you have so much things to do, thus giving me the reason to seek for a solution.

What is Jus Harmoni?


Thanks to my recent discovery, Jus Harmoni claims to help solve your whitehead issues from the inside. Jus Harmoni contains 18 different types of traditional and modern herbs which include pomegranate, dates, black seed oil, Tongkat Ali, Centella, Marine collagen, and Serapat which will help reduce and solve white head woes. Other than that, Jus Harmoni also helps to solve issues such as acne, acne scars, hormonal balances, and other internal issues thanks to the content of nutrients.

18 Herbs: Pomegranate, Manjakani, Kacip Fatimah, Tongkat Ali, Serapat, Turmeric, Pegaga, Pueraria Mirifica, Dates, Prunes, Honey, Figs, Habbatus Sauda, Halba, Marine Collagen, African Mango, Vitamin C and Vitamin A, B5 and B3.


The results may vary depending on the age or the metabolism rate on an individual. According to testimonials, to those who are aged over 20 years old, this product is capable of solving acne problems and balances out menstrual blood circulation by just consuming this product consistently for 2 weeks. And to those who are aged over 30 years old, you will get to see positive results within a month which is equivalent to a bottle of Jus Harmoni.

How To's and Verdict


As a verdict, i would say that it's really easy to consume Jus Harmoni. With just 2-3 sprays under your tongue before meals each day will provide you with enough nutritions daily. And what's even better is that it once you've seen improvements to your skin, you wouldn't be required to take this as maintenance (don't we all hate the maintaining part). Hehe. So there you have it ladies and gents, Jus Harmoni is also suitable for both men and women above 20 years old and it's also safe to consume even when you're pregnant. Each bottle of Jus Harmoni comes in a 30ml size and is priced at RM140.

PS: Be the first 300 buyers, and get a bottle of Jus Harmoni at RM80/bottle including delivery *while stocks last

Sara 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

[REVIEW + GIVEAWAY] MYC Skincare | Handmade Soap in Malaysia

Reviewing the MYC Skincare
Good morning, have y'all are having a good week ahead. If you are looking for customised handmade goods (handmade soaps to be more specific) or just basically anything that's handmade with love, well let me tell you a thing or two about MYC Skincare. MYC Skincare products are 100% vegetarian are very eco-friendly as they minimise as much wastage on packaging as much as possible. Ingredients in making their products have no synthetic chemical and if you're thinking of getting custom made soaps, as door gifts, wedding gifts or simply a gift for someone you care about, it's about time you see what MYC Skincare has to offer.

REVIEWING: RUSTIC BASIL MINT SOAP


Basil Mint Body Soap / RM25
Here I have for review for today's post would be one of their newly launched Basil Mint body soap which I have to say smells heavenly! The bar was personally sent over to me which I think it was really sweet of the talented soap maker to come all the way. The bar soap came with no plastic packaging (super eco-friendly) and it was really cute that it was wrapped in brown paper with a small handwritten note that states the type of bar soap, the weight and the pricing of the soap. It's always good to see handmade items being made entirely handmade cause you'll eventually know that they've taken so much effort to produce this.

Loving the texture of it
Anyways, it's always more exciting to find out how these soaps were made and since I had the privilege to get to meet the soapmaker in person she was kind enough to spend some of her time to explain to me. To make the Rustic Basil Mint Soap, the soap maker had to cook the soap batter for almost an hour, with constant supervision (cause we wouldn't want it to be overcooked). The batter is split into half, naturally coloured in each of the portions by Activated Charcoal and Yellow Clay, to make sure its refreshing, cleansing and moisturising. Just the characteristics any bar soap should have!

Foams really well too!
The idea of handmade products is that I love that how each bar soap has its own unique build. Perfect squares or rectangled bar soaps are boring, and looking at mine really makes me appreciate the shape more. I was told that it contains Olive Oil and Coconut Oil to moisturise and nourish the skin, while the yellow clay ingredients are recommended for all skin types as it's restorative for tired and neglected skin (indeed what I need desperately), and the activated charcoal ingredients acts as a detoxing agent for the skin. Basil Mint Essential oil fights bacteria and infection, reducing inflammation, preventing radical damages, viruses and relieves congestion. I honestly never knew what a bar of soap can do until the soap maker told me. Makes me feel that handmade bar soaps are being taken for granted nowadays :(

Every purchase you can request to get this for free !
With the bubble pouch it lathers really well
OH before I forget, every bar soap bought comes with a bubble pouch which helps to foam up your bar, but if you prefer receiving your bar soap without the bubble pouch, you can always request to not include it in your parcel. As a verdict, I would say that this handmade soap is well made to cleanse, moisturise and indeed de-stressing thanks to the refreshing aroma. This would definitely be a great gift to get for someone close or maybe might as well get it for yourself at RM25 for 100g! I'd say that its really reasonable as a bar would roughly last me a month or two. Hehe

GIVEAWAY TIME! 


Stand a chance to win a trail set of MYC Skincare Handmade Soaps
Good news! Thanks to MYC Skincare, they've decided to provide some presents for 4 lucky readers (that's you!). If you love handmade soaps, and if you're a strong supporter towards local Malaysian brands, be sure to join this giveaway like pronto as you may stand a chance to win yourself a trail set of MYC Skincare Handmade Soaps (4 winners)! Now to win this, all you need to do is follow the steps below.

1| Like and Follow MYC Skincare via Facebook / Instagram
2| Like and Follow my Facebook Page and Instagram
3| Leave a comment below telling me why you deserve to win this and include your name and e-mail.

It's that simple! So what are you waiting for? I will be choosing 4 lucky winners for this giveaway, so be sure to leave a legit comment on this blog post telling me why you deserve to win this. The giveaway ends on the 31st of March 2017, and winners will be announced on the 1st of April 2017. JOIN NOW! I wish you all the best and I can't wait to announce to you the winners. Good luck! 

Sara xx

Monday, March 20, 2017

Unboxing CubeCrate; February 2017 Box

Unboxing my February 2017 CubeCrate Box
How time flies. It felt like it was just yesterday we were celebrating new years, and now its already Mid-March. Can someone stop time already? I need a moment to appreciate my youth. LOL! Haven't gotten the time to share with you my CubeCrate haul for February, and who appreciates you better than CubeCrate by surprising you with mysterious gifts? Teehee. CubeCrate is one of the most affordable mysterious subscription box in Malaysia, so if you're excited to find out whats in my 'Valentines Edition' CubeCrate box, than lets wait no longer and find out!

A little peek on whats inside
Upon unboxing, I found little bits of cut-out hearts in the box which I assume its because its the month of love. I'm sure it took a lot of effort for the team to individually cut out these heart shapes to be added in each of the individual CubeCrate boxes to be sent off to the subscribers. And as usual, the box includes a little note that shares a brief description of where the items in the box are from. This month's mysterious box features Bathday, Candle Nuts, and Aly's The Bakerland.


*Psst, if you havent noticed, CubeCrate has recently started an offer where you can collect 6 of the pamplets to claim an additional mystery box. How exciting! 

Bathday  | Handmade

Bathday Rose Geranium Whipped Body Butter
First up for review would be an item from Bathday Handmade. Bathday is an online store selling handmade bath and body care products that's based in Malaysia. All products are carefully formulated to ensure an accurate balance of ingredients and are freshly hand made with natural and skin loving ingredients. Just more reasons to love their products! You can also check their facebook page by typing out BathdayHandmade.

The texture is like whipped cream
Despite looking sweet, its not at all sticky upon application
Here i got myself a Rose Geranium Whipped Body Butter which is something very new to me. I've heard of body butter's but never 'whipped' body butter. Im surprised that the whipped body butter had a texture that almost like whipped cream, which made me felt like a birthday cake when i was applying it around my body. Hehe. I was expecting it to be more buttery, but surprisingly it was very light and it didnt leave any traces of grease. I also love the fact that it made me smell like roses too!

Candle Nuts By Nadia

A little something from Candle Nuts
Presenting their latest addition, the aroma beads
Next up would be Candle Nuts by Nadia, which i've previously received some items by them from the previous CubeCrate boxes. I honestly loved their collection of scented palm wax candles, but in this box i received their new product called the Aroma beads. I cant exactly determine what it smells like, but it does smell fragrant. The minute i found out that its aroma beads, i went straight to my closet to hang this up in my closet in hopes that it makes my closet smells nice. Hehe. Check out more of their candles by checking out their instagram at Candle Nuts By Nadia.

Aly's The Bakerland

Cornflake Cranberry Cookie by Alys The Bakerland
A close up shot of the yummy cookies
Alys The Bakerland seems to be a new addition to the CubeCrate family and apparently Alyson (the founder) is a food lover! She believes that there are healthier ways of having snacks thus leading her to create yummy snacks with organic ingredients which are free from preservatives, flavourings and refined sugars. And here we have some of her bestselling cornflake Cranberry Cookie to try out. YUMS! The only regret i have after getting a bite of her cookies would be that i wished i had more of it. I love how its just melts in the mouth and the cornflake bits and cranberry just adds texture to the snack. Find more of her heavenly snacks by checking out Alys The Bakerland on facebook.

A little gift from CubeCrate, a Mediheal Line Friends mask
And since this didnt have a feature in the pamplet, im assuming that this is a little gift from Cube Crate MalaysiaThank you so much CubeCrate  I'll take it as a sign that you want me to pamper myself with the very popular MediHeal Line Friends Aquaring Ampoule Mask. Its just what i need after a long month of getting myself out and about (and i admit that it was exhausting). Thank you! If you happen to want to subscribe to CubeCrate's subscription plan, be sure to head on over to Cube Crate Malaysia's website to see what plan they offer. In case you're wondering, each CubeCrate box is priced at RM35.

Sara ♥

Sunday, March 19, 2017

XOX Mobile X Universal Music Malaysia | Rewards Subscribers

XOX Mobile Collaborates with Universal Music Malaysia
Don't we all love music? Imagine a telco-line that give you just that. XOX Mobile and Universal Music Malaysia have formed a first-of-its-kind partnership to deliver innovative digital music content as part of XOX Mobile's focus to reward their loyal subscribers. This is the first collaboration that Universal Music Malaysia has considered throughout South East Asia making it a huge occasion to celebrate. Find out more about XOX Mobile's by reading more deets below.

Featuring celebrity friends, Bunkface, Fazura and ThomasJack
With this post being out, it means that the ONEXOX Universal Music Starter pack (a.k.a ONEMUSIC Edition Starter Pack) has been launched together with ONEXOX Friends MTV VJ and singer Fazura, pop-rock group Bunkface and popular singing & acting duo ThomasJack. The ONEMUSIC Edition Starter Pack will give you unparalleled access to digital music and music showcases. This includes special ticket offers, artists merchandise and exclusive experiences of meet and greets, up-close encounters with local and international artists within the Universal Music family. I don't know about you, but if you ask me, this would be an opportunity to take if you're fans of any celebrity under Universal Music.

The official strategic partnership ceremony
Special rates and discounts for XOX Mobile subscribers
This would be a dream to music lovers as the ONEMUSIC Edition Started Pack includes special offers on concert and showcase tickets organised by Universal Music Malaysia as well as attractive discount deals on their products at selected CD-Rama outlets and Lazada. Users will also be invited to artist workshops and flyaways, along with first-hand exclusivity on all their latest updates, upcoming concerts and pre-release purchases. SAY WHAT?! Yes, even I'm excited! During the launch, I also heard that if you're a fan of Fazura, you can score yourself an exclusive date with her too. Who knows you might end up being best friends with your favourite celebrity?

How to get started with ONEXOX


Purchase your simcard online!
The ONEMUSIC Edition Starter Pack can be purchased via www.xox.com.my with free delivery nationwide and via Universal Music Malaysia's distribution channels. Sharing a little personal perspective, the XOX Mobile is catered to those who are young at heart, and getting younger despite time moving forward. XOX Mobile believes that digital content is important and their digital platform would be a channel of delivery for the subscribers.

Nik Qistina, uprising singer from Universal Music Malaysia
Be invited to exclusive events by ONEXOX
With the ONEMUSIC Edition Starter Pack, subscribers will enjoy exciting money can't buy experiences with Universal Music artist much like when selected XOX MOBILE subscribers were given the opportunity to play in a futsal tournament with the members of Bunkface in conjunction with the band's 10th-anniversary concert last year. (Not that you get the chance to do that on a regular day). These experiences will give music lovers and fans a chance to connect directly with their favourite musicians by giving special access and privileges to Universal Music's stellar line-up of artists.

Launching the collaboration ceremony
Time to change my simcard to ONEXOX
Be sure to check out www.xox.com.my for more deets and for money can't buy offers. A few of my blogger friends are on it and honestly, i've been getting a lot of feedbacks that their line coverage is good. So if you're looking to be constantly connected to the digital world, and tired of slow data being in the way, I think it's about time you change to the XOX mobile for some exciting experiences.

Sara ♥

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Be you with the BeMe Campaign | RIBENA

The BeMe Campaign by Ribena
Moving in a fast-paced world, we all have our dream role-models to keep up with that we unintentionally tend to forget to be ourselves. This leading Suntory Beverages and Food Malaysia Sdn Bhd to call all Malaysians to release the true you in their new Sparkling Ribena BeMe Campaign. In today's era, we have to face many pressures and expectations in life to conform to social expectations that lead to often little time or opportunity to simply be ourselves. Won't you agree? Even I have days when I'm down in the dumps when I don't reach the expectation to my peers, but that's what the BeMe campaign is all about, it's about time you give yourself a chance to be yourself.

(Left to Right) Lee Hon Tong, Regional General Manager for Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, SBFM, Elizabeth Tan, Sparkling Ribena® Ambassador and Rodney Tan, Head of Marketing, Suntory Beverage and Food Malaysia officiating the launch of the Sparkling Ribena® BeMe Campaign

Believe it or not, popular local singer-songwriter Elizabeth Tan was also introduced as the new Sparkling Ribena Ambassador at the event where she performed the Sparkling Ribena BeMe Campaign official song which attendees were lucky enough to see her sing live on stage. In conjunction with the campaign, Elizabeth Tan shared her experience where she finds joy in embracing her priceless BeMe moments. "Over the years, I have always believed that I express myself best in songs by staying true to myself and my break came as a result of embracing my very own musical style," said Elizabeth Tan.

Featuring the current Sparkling Ribena Flavours
Elizabeth Tan creating her Sparkling Lizzy drink
Doesn't it look good? 
If you haven't heard, the Sparkling Ribena currently comes in 3 flavours, original, 'apple & blackcurrant' and 'orange & blackcurrant'. We were given the chance to creatively create our own mocktails during the launch too. Elizabeth also created her original Sparkling Lizzy where it's a mixture of Sparkling Ribena Blackcurrant, a tablespoon of lime juice, two pieces of asam boi and fresh mint leaves, inspired by her passion for music and her active lifestyle. I gave it a try myself, and it tasted rather refreshing! I didn't know that it was that easy to create your own mocktail with Sparkling Ribena. YAS! Time to try out more fusions when i'm at home. hehe

For some citrusy flavours, you should try the orange and blackcurrant Sparkling Ribena
My personal favourite, The Sparkling Ribena in Apply and Blackcurrant
As part of the Sparkling Ribena BeMe Campaign, a combi van will be cruising around the streets of Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya to encourage Malaysians to unleash their inner personalities. Elizabeth will also be sharing some of her many BeME moments online and will be appearing in 3 Sparkling Ribena Videos which will go live by the end of March 2017. Be sure to keep yourself updated by following the campaign through Ribena Malaysia Facebook page.


I think a good example of my BeMe moment would be when I'm singing out loud when I'm stuck in traffic and in the car alone. LOL. Do share with me your BeMe moments too as I would love to know what the true you loves to do. Hehe. The Sparkling Ribena can is currently retailing at a recommended price of RM2.20 and is available at hypermarkets, supermarkets, mini markets and convenience stores/kiosk nationwide.

Friday, March 17, 2017

[BEAUTY] Watsons WATER360's new look!

Watsons launched the WATER360
We all know that Watson's has been known as Asia's leading health and beauty retailer launched its most successful own skincare brand range presenting with its new revamped look. WATER360 was introduced to me in early 2016, and I found it exciting to find out that they gave the WATER360 a brand new look. To celebrate the occasion, we had top singing duo sensation, FS who collaborated with the brand with the release of its latest single. The new look of WATER360 by Watsons is helmed by its three sources of mineral water, six types of minerals and zero mineral oil to complete the upgraded range.

FS performing their latest single at the Watsons WATER360 launch
Officially launching the occasion.


It was a truly exciting occasion to watch the singing duo, FS who sang their latest single 'You Ni Zhen Hao' which the music video was shot in collaboration with WATER360 by Watsons. Since the release of the music video was shot in collaboration with WATER360 by Watsons. I've attached the video above for your convenience too! Since the release of the music video on social media, it has reached more than 600,000 views. Both FS also sang a jingle for WATER360 by Watsons which also now enjoys heavy airplay on leading national radio stations.

Oh look, its me casually checking out the products
But among everything, we even had a product experience session where we were given a chance to try the product out. The new WATE360 by Watsons with mineral spring water-lock soothing and hydrating aqua face system combines the three sources of mineral water to refresh and moisturise the skin. While the six types of minerals including zinc, sodium, iron, calcium, magnesium and silicon which helps to rejuvenate and revitalise the skin.

Testimonial sharing with some influencers
The product range
The star product of the range.

They event have face masks too!
At the launch, Watsons Malaysia invited top influencers to personalities, Wil Beh, Kelly Chin, Fish Fong and Shini Lola to share their experience after using the new range of WATER360 by Watsons. I would share everything that they had to say if I could, but to keep it short, the products by WATER360 has been proven to hydrate the skin with its well-formulated ingredients to help the strengthen the skin from environmental damages. I'm personally amazed by the innovative cream mask formula that transforms into water droplets when applied. YES, I said water droplets.

And there you have it!
I honestly cant wait to share my review with you on the WATER360 range and if you happen to be at Watsons stores, be sure to check the range out! The new WATER360 by Watsons retail price is from RM8.90 to RM63 and available in store and online at www.watsons.com.my. At really affordable prices, its hard to resists!

Sara ♥

Thursday, March 16, 2017

[REVIEW] Valentines dinner 2017 || Chez Leoniel

Our Valentine's Dinner at Chez Leoniel
So with valentines being a massive celebration to celebrate the season of love, I was thankful to have won myself and my partner a dinner date to dine at the one and only Chez Leoniel located at Francaise Alliance (If you're reading this Leoniel, thank you for picking me as your winner). And it's like a moment of realisation that this happens to be our first 'formal' date together cause we're usually so caught up with our own busy lives. So I shall take this moment to thank Leoniel for giving 'us' the chance to enjoy our time together on the 14th of February 2017.

Our menu for the night
Since we both got glammed up, I decided to share our dining experience by writing it in a blog post, cause really, why not? Teehee. Its located in a small corner in Jalan Gurney which took us a while to find, but thankfully the traffic wasn't as bad as we arrived at the cafè at about 8 pm from PJ. The promotion by the cafè was exclusive to celebrate valentines day, so I really hope this becomes an annual thing each year. As you can see in the image above, the dinner had a special menu for Valentine's day by Chez Leoniel. Excited to find out what we had? Well, scroll away! Now, some of you may be concern whether Chez Leoniel serves halal food. Since he was aware that we were concern about the alcohol content, he was glad enough to clarify to me that ingredients used are halal certified, just that because they use alcohol in some of their dishes which you can opt to have your dish without the alcohol. But I'm happy that he managed to customised our dishes for us to be Muslim-friendly for me and my date. hehe

Entreé

Potage Dubarry ou créme de chou-fleur (creamed cauliflower soup)
Petite Salad de Mon Jardin (Mixed Garden Salad) - Whoops, we finished it before we managed to take a photo of it. Hehe
Oeufs en cocotte aux tomates (Eggs en cocotte with tomatoes)
As appetisers or 'entres' in french, we had Creamed Cauliflower soup, Mixed Green Salad and Eggs en cocotte with tomatoes. The Creamed Cauliflower soup was definitely something that I never had before, and the taste was rather interesting (creamy but with texture). The Mixed Green Salad complimented the cream Cauliflower soup really well too as the veggies served were super fresh and if I'm not mistaken, it was sprinkled with balsamic vinegar. It was so fresh that we walloped everything and realised that we forgot to take a photo of our dish. LOL. And as for the Eggs en cocotte with tomatoes, I have to say that this really tasted french (not too sure how to explain). Teehee. I and my partner were actually fascinated by the combination of flavours we had as appetisers which made us look forward to getting our main course.

Main Course

Poulet ròti avec pois gourmands (Roasted Chicken with Snow Peas)
For the main course, guest of Chez Leoniel would have 4 options to choose from, but since Chez Leoniel knows that I and my partner aren't fans of alcohol, he suggested that we try the Roasted Chicken with Snowpeas. Despite the dish being roasted, I have to say that the chicken was juicy and filled with flavours. I could taste some black pepper and thyme in the dish, and it wasn't at all overcooked nor overseasoned. Great job Chez Leoniel! To some, you may think that it looks like a small portion, but don't judge too soon as I was already struggling to finish the last 1/4 of the dish as I was full.

Dessert

Poires a la beaujolaise (Pears in Beaujolais wine)
Chocolate Lava cake
Last but not least would be the best part of any meal, desserts! Unfortunately, the menu served pears in Beaujolais wine, but instead of serving us something with alcohol, Chez Leoniel spiced things up in the kitchen by preparing me and my date's dish that's off the menu. Thanks, Leoniel, it was absolutely sweet of you! When our dessert was served, we were told that the ingredients were entirely from France as if it's baked fresh from France. Hehe. So tadaa, we got ourselves chocolate lava cakes as desserts, and boy it was SO GOOD! Sometimes I wish I had more to eat. This calls for a re-visit? Hehe

Got me a rose *thankyou!
A little message to Chez Leoniel 
As an overall conclusion, I'd say that we really enjoyed ourselves dining at Chez Leoniel. It was an amazing experience to be served food that tasted fresh from France and not to forget the hospitality we got from the staffs. SUPERB! We were never really left unattended and since it was Valentine's day, the ladies got a rose to bring back as a souvenir. YAY! If you're looking for a cosy hideout that's not TOO formal, but a rather of a cosy environment, Chez Leoniel is the place for you to come and enjoy. Psst, you might get lucky by learning a few french words while you're there too *wink

So that's about it! Be sure to visit them by heading to 15, Lorong Gurney, 54100 Kuala Lumpur or alternatively waze yourself there by typing 'Francaise Alliance'.  I believe that if you're looking for affordable French dining, this is the secret hideout instead of paying hundreds for fine dining meals. Do keep yourself updated by checking out their FB page at Chez Léoniel.

Sara ♥