Thursday, September 21, 2017

Avon's latest Perfume launch || Femme Exclusive and Homme Exclusive

Avon's Latest Perfume | Femme Exclusive and Homme Exclusive
This is just in guys! If you haven't heard, Avon has recently launched a pair of exclusive perfume for him and for her making it a perfect gift for couples, a perfect gift for your girlfriend or boyfriend, or even for anyone in your life that you think deserves a touch of exclusiveness. I've pretty much grown with Avon where I still remember the days that I brought the Avon booklet with me to get teachers and my friend's parents to buy stuff and the small commission would always be rewarded to me by my mom at the age of 8. HAHA, memories. Avon has practically grew up till i hit puberty!

Presenting the Homme Exclusive and Femme Exclusive
So here's the real deal. You might be wondering what makes these perfumes a must have? Since I have it in my hands, this post would tell you all about what you need to know. Introducing to you the two exclusive fragrances by Avon, Avon Femme Exclusive, and Avon Homme Exclusive. I personally believe that perfumes play a big role in setting the right mood and I'm happy to say that the Avon Exclusive range is surprisingly versatile, making it suitable for different occasions.

Avon Femme Exclusive

Femme Exclusive | RM89.00WM and RM102.40EM
Even the bottle looks really exclusive
A little review on the Avon Femme Exclusive features a mesmerizing oriental scent with a special touch of pear, jasmine, and vanilla. I would personally have to say that the combination of pear and jasmine unexpectedly compliments each other really well and I love the fact that the fragrance of vanilla later lingers after. The fragrance has a light pastel purple shade with a soft mysterious scent that would guarantee to make any women feel fresh, sexy, gentle and seductive (or at least, that would be the character I would describe).

Price: RM89.00 (WM) & RM102.40 (EM)
Fragrance Category: Feminine, Sweet, Fruity, Floral and Fresh.
Content: 50ml

Avon Homme Exclusive

Homme Exclusive | RM89.00WM and RM102.40EM
Doesnt it give you a mysterios James Bond feel?
Next would be a review on the Avon Homme Exclusive which features a woody scent with grapefruit and spices you leave any man feeling luxurious and powerful. I'm not too sure on how to describe the perfume on a men perspective, but from a female side of it, I actually find the scent rather attractive as its very masculine. Despite the scent being labeled as woody aromatic, the scent actually moves towards a fresh fragrance to bring out the confidence of a man to last throughout the day. I would imagine this scent to be on James bond if you ask me. Hehe.

Price: RM89.00 (WM) & RM102.40 (EM)
Fragrance Category: Masculine, Woody, Spicy.
Content: 50ml

VERDICT

My thoughts on the Homme and Femme Exclusive?
My overall thoughts on the new range would be that I love it! Both fragrances compliment each other really well, and to have this in a pair makes it the perfect power fragrance to flaunt your confidence, the feel of luxury, glamour, and class. I would highly recommend these scents to be as a night out fragrance, but really, I also find it suitable to be used on a casual day or on a red carpet night. Fragrances that can be used during the day and night are a plus point to me, and if you're looking for a scent that would be versatile enough to last you throughout the day, you should really get a sniff of this. For the retail price, I would say that this would be an 'exclusive' deal to be scoring a bottle of the Femme and Homme Exclusive fragrance for less than RM105 per bottle.

My Rating: 4.5/5

Thank you so reading my humble review and if you would like to find out more about the new fragrance, you can always leave me a comment below OR head on over to your nearest Avon store today. Live a glamorous life with a glamorous fragrance to start your day fresh with a hint of class. Psst, it's currently my everyday perfume and I'm loving how strong yet subtle the scent is. A spray of this would be an instant solution to boost confidence. Hehe. Well, that's all for now folks, till my next post. xx

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Eat and Win at Klang Parade | Sweet Treats

Jom Makan campaign at Klang Parade
Klang Parade is a great shopping center filled with entertainment for families and friends to spend their free time together. And in my case, i would have to say that other than the variety of stores that they offer, i get excited meeting my friends in Klang to have desserts in Klang Parade. Hehe. Dont mind me, when im feeling stressed, i hunt for sugary sweetness since stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Hehe. Whats even better is that they are currently rewarding their shoppers as they dine with its on-going 'Jom Makan' campaign thats running from the 16th of September till the 15th of October 2017! Wondering what you could be rewarded with? Read on to find out!

Lantern Parade at Klang Parade
To welcome the Mid -Autumn Festival, like any other mall, Klang Parade has decided to join in the season by decorating the mall with Festive decorations and if you havent heard, there will also be a Lantern parade happening on the 30th of September 2017! A great time to bring your kids or friends to enjoy the celebration. You wont even have to even worry about looking for a place to eat as Klang Parade has tons of places to choose from, listed would be, Texas Chicken, Tako Wan, Baskin Robins, Boat Noodle, Nice Smell, Big Apple Donuts. Secret Recipe and more!

Big Apple Donuts and Coffee 

Just some of my favorites!
Being my go to mall each time im in Klang , i'd have to say that i love the variety of options they have in one location. Im the kind of person who loves sweet treats, and i pledge guilty for consuming too much sweets in a day. (But the truth is, thats why i exercise). Hehe. My usual go to dessert locations would be Big Apple Donuts & Coffee located on the 5th floor. Idk about you, but i have to say that Big Apple Donuts are my favorite donuts to have in Malaysia. Mmmhmm. If you havent tried  Big Apple donuts, then its about time you give them a go!

While youre there, check out what Nice Smell has to offer
My all time classic favourite
Candy House to satisfy your candy cravings


Any kids candy heaven
On days when i feel like having light snacks, i would recommend you to check out Nice Smell or Candy House. Nice Smell, has some awesome waffles and the classic corn in a cup to recall my childhood staple food. haha. But if youre not looking to munch, then you should check out the variety of candy the Candy House has to offer! Its located on the Gound floor of Klang Parade, and the variety of candy they have makes it any kids heaven. If youre a kid at heart like me, you'd find a hard time not getting more than 1 type of candy.

Baskin Robbins, your one stop premium ice cream store

Get some to share with your friends and family
And on hot afternoons, why not visit Baskin Robbins for some sweet ice cream and consider it as  a bonus if you happen to be there on the 31st of the month where you are entitled for 31% off when you purchase a tub of ice cream. I have yet to try all the different flavours of Baskin Robbins ice-cream and it seems that it never ends. Never get bored when you have Baskin Robbins to keep your sweet tooth satisfied.

For every RM30 spent, redeem a unit of Micro Thermo
Now that you've heard my favourite go to places when im craving for sugar, you must be wondering how will you be rewarded by dining? Well, HERE IT IS! When you spend a minimum of RM30 (maximum 2 receipts) from any F&B outlets in Klang Parade, you'd be entitled to redeem 1 unit of Micro Thermo. And when you spend above RM80 (maximum 2 receipts) at any F&B outlets, you'd be entitled to redeem 1 unit of a Micro Thermo AND 1 lucky draw. Imagine eating and you get a unit of Micro Themo as well? Its like a win-win situation of getting rewarded for eating. hehe

Lucky Draw prizes up for grab
If you have a lucky star in your pocket, then you should bring your lucky star out to possibly win the lucky draw grand prize of 1 unit of OGAWA TENS Therapy Electromagnetic Foot Massage worth RM1,999. The second prize is 1 unit of OGAWA Mobile Seat XE Plus - XD Tech massage Cushion worth RM1,198 and as consolation, there will be 10 SSF Cash vouchers worth RM50 each up for grabs!

So what are you waiting for? Meet up with your friends, spend time with your family or maybe give yourself a day off and join the Klang Parade 'Jom Makan' campaign. Who knows you might be bringing back more than just food. Hehe. For more information about Klang Parade, visit their website which i would link below. Thank you for reading my blog post, and if youre looking to win, GOOD LUCK. xx


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dreamworks X 7Eleven Malaysia | KouKou Campaign

Dreamworks X 7Eleven Malaysia | KouKou Campaign
If you love getting rewards as you shop for your daily necessities, this post would be for you! 7-Eleven, being our general go-to convenient store is having a KouKou Campaign where you can shop, collect and redeem exclusive "KouKou" dolls! With its latest collaboration with DreamWorks, 7-Eleven Malaysia is proud to announce the arrival of DreamWorks Koukou. The campaign will run from the 29th of August, customers that spent a minimum purchase of RM5 in any 7-Eleven stores nationwide are entitled to redeem 1 sticker. And once a total of 22 stickers are collected, customers may redeem a mysterious "Koukou" for free! I don't know about you, but I'm excited to collect all 20 designs today. (Being Malaysian, cause Malaysian like free stuff)

Your cheat codes to redeem a KouKou faster
Wait, there is still more! A little tip on how to go around 7-Eleven Malaysia (consider it as a cheat method), customers who purchase items from the selected partner products will get an additional 1 bonus sticker! Isn't that awesome?! Since good things are meant to be shared, especially to those who are as excited as I am in collecting, here is the list of "cheat codes" for you guys. The list of partners in which you would be entitled to get an instant extra sticker to make your life easier.

Here's my first KouKou Doll. Meet Tigress!
From a first impression, I really think these "KouKou" dolls are super cute. And it's even cuter when you grew up with the KouKou characters. If you're not looking at it as a doll, it can also be used as a pencil holder too! Haha. I personally like to put it on my office desk as it somehow relieves my stress since it's so cute! I got mine Tigress to remind me of my cat (pandora) at work. I also noticed that the high in demand by KouKou collectors is Toothless. hehe. So consider yourself lucky if you get Toothless as your KouKou from 7-Eleven Malaysia.

Occasionally my pen holder. 
Just to assure you that it's from Dreamworks
So what are you waiting for? I got mine and I am loving its company. For more details and information regarding the campaign, head over to 7-Eleven's Facebook page www.facebook.com/7ElevenMalaysia to read more about this cute 'KouKou' campaign. Well, that's all for now. I'll be busy shopping at 7-Eleven to collect stickers to redeem more KouKou's. Hehe. xx

KouKou Contest

If you already got yourself a KouKou, for an even bigger win, why not join the "What is your KouKou doing?"contest. I mean, since you already have one. Might as well double up your prize! Hehe. Don't say I bojio, cause I already jio you to join. Hehe. Deets below, or you can just check 7-Eleven Malaysia's social media sites for more details. Don't forget to hashtag #DreamWorksKouKou #7ElevenMY #WYDKoukou and tag @7ElevenMalaysia to stand a chance to win prizes from 7-Eleven.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Academy Pastry Festival Malaysia 2017 | 16th December 2017

Academy Pastry Festival Malaysia 2017
The Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia is all set to open its doors to the public on the 16th of December, hosting Malaysia’s first Academy Pastry Festival Malaysia 2017. The Festival will feature world-class pastries for sale, intricate hand-crafted sugar and chocolate sculptures, trial classes and Academy Alumni booths in which all proceeds will go towards the Academy of Pastry Arts Scholarship Fund.

From Left: Chef Chong Ko Wai, Xioly Koh, Chef Niklesh, Ms Sandra Jane and Chef Angelo.
A premier professional school, The Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia houses a number of International Award-Winning Chefs and i can pretty much see why. They teach, and continue to hone their skills while churning out world class pastries on a weekly basis. That's pretty crazy stuff right there. "Many of the pastries created at The Academy are competition worthy and generally served only at fine-dining establishments”, says Chef Niklesh Sharma, Founder and Managing Director of the Academy of Pastry Arts.

“Our students are passionate, and cannot wait to showcase their learnings to all Malaysians. There is so much skill involved in creating these works of edible art. “All students will be involved, part-time as well as full timers who are at various stages of our signature 9-month Professional Advanced Diploma programme. We are also inviting some of our alumni to join us, in effort to support their businesses, and continue sharing our knowledge with them,” added Chef Sharma.

Bonbon
Entremet
Madeleine & Travel Cakes
Petit Gateau
During the press conference, I even learned a few pastry vocabulary too! I didn't know that learning about pastry can be so defined. During the Pastry Festival Malaysia 2017, there will be sale booths inside the Academy’s kitchens allowing for guests to explore and experience a professionally equipped kitchen environment whilst shopping for pastries. Delectables such as the images attached in this post will also be available for purchase during the event, and believe me when I say that there will be more exquisite pastries available during the event day.

In the meantime, if you happen to be interested to learn how to prepare one of these fine pastries, you can participate in a trial class run by the Academy’s own award-winning chefs. Classes are limited, but those who secure a space will be indulged with a unique experience featuring the Academy’s teachings, and philosophy that emphasizes hands-on training. The Festival will also feature Academy Alumni booths manned by Xiaoly Koh, the owner of Xiao by Crustz, Frennee Sin, the owner of Le Clairé and Aaron Quay, the co-founder of Pretty On Plate.


Dalmatian sugar display and the Chocolate display

Funds raised from the Festival will be channeled towards the Academy of Pastry Arts Scholarship Fund, which works closely with the “Shelter Home for Children”, based in Petaling Jaya. And this is why i believe its a great cause to support! I was lucky enough to get a taste of the pastries presented during the conference, and im amazed on the experiences and the texture of each pastry dancing in my mouth. hehe. If you would want to understand my foodgasm moment, why not plan your schedule ahead and make time to be there at the Pastry Festival Malaysia 2017!

Academy Pastry Festival Malaysia 2017

Date: 16th December 2017

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Academy of Pastry Arts Malaysia, 
16, Jalan 51a/223, Seksyen 51a, 46100 Petaling Jaya, 
Selangor, Malaysia (next to LYL Building)

Hashtags: #PastryFest2017 #AcademyOfPastryArtsMalaysia #APAM

Travel Cakes
Viennoiserie
Tarts 
For more information, visit the academy’s website at academyofpastryartsmalaysia.com or like their Facebook and Instagram pages for the latest updates. Registration for free trial classes on the event day can be made through their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AcademyOfPastryArtsMalaysia/ Participants are to provide their full name, contact number and email address. So why not give yourself a chance on understanding fine art in pastries and at the same time give our Malaysian talents some support. Will i be seeing you there? ;)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Slide The City Malaysia 2017

Who's ready for some slide action?
With this blog post, I'm happy to announce that the Slide the City Malaysia is back in action and has officially launched their month long Slip n Slide event! It will be happening from the 30th September to 29th October 2017, every weekend on Fridays (5pm-12am), Saturdays and Sundays (9am-12am) at Setia City Convention Centre in Setia Alam.


Slide the City has been a global phenomenon that brings a gigantic slip n slide to major cities such as the United States, Columbia, Canda, United Kingdom, Korea, Japan, Brunei, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Taiwan and more! Flashing back, its thanks to Monkey Theory Sdn Bhd for bringing the iconic slide to Malaysia in December 2015.

Mr. Delon, CEO of Monkey Theory Sdn Bhd
Throughout its early adventures in Malaysia, they heard you and instead of having it over one weekend, they've made it be a month long event! Everyone will be given the opportunity to experience the slide at least once in their lives. So guys, start stocking up your sunscreens, and grab your best summer outfit to slide your soul out!

And the sponsors are all ready to surprise you with some summer fun!
This year is definitely bigger and better where it would be a carnival like atmosphere that you wouldn't want to miss. A portion of the sales proceeds will be channeled towards the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia in support of patients suffering from kidney disease. And with this event happening this year, Slide the City malaysia also aims to raise awareness of obesity, and would like to encourage a healthy lifestyle in a fun and engaging event that the whole family an participate. YAY!

So get ready to get wet!
Other than the premium slide excitement, the event will also feature live music, and carnival games such as the Rodeo Bull, Dunking game, Bungee Run, and Gladiator Joust. Don't worry about food as there will be many food offerings of over 15 food trucks to fill your tummy up. The slide length would be about 420 feet long and 25 feet in height, so be prepared to slide your way to the Slide the City event.


Regular and VIP tickets are priced from as low as RM29 and RM86. You can purchase the tickets online at www.slidethecity.asia and onsite on the event day. What are you waiting for? Get your summer outfit ready and if you seek for more information, visit their official Facebook page which I will link below. So tell me, will I be seeing you there? ;)

Slide the City Malaysia

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

[REVIEW] Batiste | Dry Shampoo

Reviewing the Batiste Dry Shampoo
With life being more hectic than ever, I'm super thankful that Batiste is now available in Malaysia! If this is your first time hearing about Batiste, well Batiste is more well known as UK's No. 1 Dry Shampoo. YEP! I said dry shampoo, and yes it's like instant fresher hair without the need of getting your hair wet. It generally claims to revitalize greasy, dull and lifeless hair by adding volume and texture to hair which I must say surprised me. If you're looking to find out more about dry shampoo, you came to the right place as I'll be sharing with you a thing or two about Batiste Dry Shampoo.

HOW TO USE

3 Steps to fabulous hair
To those of you who might be curious about Batiste Dry Shampoo, it's actually an innovative starch-based formulation that targets excess oil and grease at hair roots. My scalp type is usually pretty oily, thus being the reason that Batiste Dry Shampoo is a life savior to me. At times, ESPECIALLY during bad hair days, Batiste would be my solution as you can achieve great looking hair in 3 easy steps.

Best distance to spray: From 10-12 inches away from hair
HEADS UP! Its to be sprayed on dry hair, which means you can skip washing your hair. To achieve flawless flowy hair, first, you need to shake and spray a can of Batiste dry shampoo by separating your hair into sections. Also, take note that it's best if you spray into roots in quick short sprays holding the can 10-12 inches away from hair. Next, one you've gotten your scalp refreshed, give it a good massage to get the dry shampoo do what its suppose to do. And wallah, complete your look by brushing and styling your hair to achieve natural flowing hair. WHATS THERE NOT TO LOVE? <3

VARIETY 

The Scented series
A hint of Colour Divide Dark and Heavenly Volume Dry
As of 2017, there are currently 5 variants that are scented to suit your personality. In terms of scents, there are 3 options to choose from where you can either pick floral & flirty blush, fruity& cheeky cherry, or clean & classic original. Or if you're looking to add more volume to your hair, you can always opt to try out the show stopping heavenly volume dry shampoo. And believe it or not, they also have something for those who color their hair too, where you can decide to go for the hint of color divine dark dry shampoo which helps blend in root regrowth and hides any stray grays.

DETAILS


Comes in a spray bottle
And yes, theres an expiry date attached on the bottle too!
Now what i love most is to highlight on the little details of the product. Every Batiste product comes in a standard spray bottle and what i enjoy checking usually would be the expiry date. Dont you hate it when products dont come with expiry dates? In case youre wondering, the Batiste Dry Shampoo range comes in 2 sizes, 200ml which is priced at RM31.70 and the 50ml which is priced at RM10 inclusive of 6% GST.


VERDICT

Before and After using Batiste
As a verdict, I would say that this would be the ideal solution to pamper your hair even when you're at your busiest moments. It has been designed to be suitable for all hair types & colors without leaving and residue or stickiness, making it a plus point! I love the fact that they have tons of variety and that each Batiste dry shampoo comes with a styling effect. I have to say that my ultimate favorite would be the Blush Dry shampoo as its floral and flirty as it leaves my hair feeling super fresh while adding an adequate amount of texture to my look. And there you have it! Thank you for reading my humble blog post, and if you have any questions running around in your mind, feel free to leave me a comment below. Psst, you can purchase the Batiste Dry Shampoo at Guardian Stores.

No more bad hair days with Batiste Dry Shampoo
Batiste