Saturday, November 18, 2017

[LAUNCH] OUD Essentials Skincare | Luxurious Oud Skincare

Introducing Oud Essentials
We all know that OUD has been used for ages, and this time, I'm not talking about Oud as a fragrance.   Believe it or not, this has to be by far the most luxurious skincare I've ever heard of as its made from 100% pure, Oud. Yes, Oud being the main ingredient, can you just imagine a material that predates recorded history and which has improved the lives of countless generations for thousands of years, being used within skincare? Introducing Oud Essentials, put together by real people for real people.

We had a fun activiry during the launch to test out the elasticity of our skin through a selfie
The range guarantees to be the most innovative products in today's market, complemented by the very best that science and technology have to offer with demonstrable results in improving all skin conditions. OudActive+ is a super-refined and 100% pure, natural ingredient that takes even the mystical substance that is Oud to a different level. Purely extracted from nature's most prized ingredients, listed below would be the products which have been launched by OUD Essentials. 

OUD Essentials Dual-Phase Oil

OUD Essentials Dual-Phase Oil
The OUD Essentials Dual-Phase Oil is a subtle combination of water-based ingredients working in conjunction with an oil-based formulation to produce the best of both worlds, a smooth and penetrative oil that is easy to apply and extremely effective. Designed to be used with the OUD Essential Regenerating Serum by sealing the benefits into the skin, but also works extremely well on its own.

I tested the texture, and I approve on its effectiveness
I managed to test the product out, and trust me when I say that the formulation of it is simply amazing. The OUD Essentials Dual-Phase Oil is perfectly balanced and formulated to provide the right amount of moisture to keep your skin constantly hydrated, and is effective in rejuvenating and repairing skin. Tried and tested, and my thoughts on this are overwhelming. The stereotype of oil-based products do not apply to the OUD Essentials Dual-Phase Oil as in merely a minute, my skin absorbed the product almost instantly

OUD Essentials Regenerating Serum

OUD Essentials Regenerating Serum
The OUD Essentials Regenerating Serum is followed by the OUD Essentials Dual-Phase Oil. With quick absorption by the skin, it stimulates the optimal functions of the cells immediately once applied. Designed for the entire face, enveloping the skin and instantly smoothening visible surface wrinkles and imperfections. The main active ingredient features Hyaluronic Acid, Prolevis LQ, Argireline Solution C, and OUD Active +.

Water-based gel-like texture
With these active ingredients, it helps to improve the luminosity of the complexion and increases skin elasticity. It also compliments the process of hydration and to prevents wrinkles. The OUD Essentials Regenerating Serum revitalizes, restructures, smoothens and regenerates, making it the ultimate fitness programme for your skin. Where can you get all those benefits in just one bottle? The texture is extremely light leaving no residue on the skin, except for a cool refreshing feeling of well-moisturized skin. 

OUD Essential Eye Serum

OUD Essential Eye Serum
The OUD Essential Eye Serum would be the ultimate solution to minimise wrinkles, fine lines puffiness and dark circles while encouraging the replacement of elastin and collagen to keep the skin firm. With the perfect combination of technology and nature working hand in hand, the OUD Essential Eye Serum has been designed to lift and tighten the skin around the eyes featuring 9 exclusively active ingredients for easy absorption and for continuous long-lasting results.

Has a very like texture similar to the OUD Essential Regenerating Serum
The texture is very much similar to the Regenerating Serum, but once applied around the eyes, I must say that it feels very cooling and refreshing. During the launch, we even had a live demonstration on how well this product works, and trust me, the results were remarkable despite it being applied right before our eyes. There are no tricks happening here with OUD Essentials, as I believe that the quality of the products is guaranteed to be above expectations

OUD Blanc Lightening Cream 

OUD Blanc Lightening Cream
The best time to use the OUD Blanc Lightening Cream would be during the night. The OUD Blanc is a soft, smooth, milky cream that melts into the skin that gives your skin a silky 'after feel'. Infused with precious 100% pure, organic OUD oil, the OUD Blanc Lightening Cream has a delightful aroma and promises visibly brighter, younger-looking luminous skin within 28 days.

Very light creamy texture
Upon testing the product, I must say that it looks like any other cream, but doesn't feel like your everyday moisturizing cream. With its state-of-the-art lightening actives and peptides, its effectiveness in addressing scar marks brightens overall skin tone and smoothens the skin texture almost effortlessly. It also minimises the appearance of pores, which to me is a major plus point.

OUD Bijoux & Pure OUD Oil

The OUD Bijoux Bracelet
They even come with charms as well!!
Other featured items by OUD Essentials would be the OUD Bijoux and the Pure OUD Oil. The OUD Bijoux is more of an accessory believed to rejuvenate and heal by taking away negative energy and detoxifying the body.  The bracelets are unique and hand-crafted from the agarwood trees on plantations in Southeast Asia. The therapeutic qualities of an OUD Essentials bracelets are that its, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, improves blood circulation. When you put an OUD Essential bracelet on your wrist, you instantly become a part of history.

The exclusive Pure OUD oil
The Pure OUD oil is the ultimate and purest expression of the distilled heartwood of the Aquilaria tree, OUD Essentials Pure OUD Oil is bottled perfection. OUD is an integral part of every exquisite item in the OUD Essentials range of products, with an extensive range of benefits and properties. Oud is one of the most valuable natural ingredients on earth and has been an essential part of lives of billions for its luscious aroma and well-being properties. Available in 3ml and 12ml vials, created for those who appreciate the treasures that nature has to offer. 

Overall Thoughts? 

What do i have to say about OUD Essentials Skincare?
My thoughts on the OUD Essentials Skincare range is simply mesmerizing. Being a fan of all things natural, the OUD Essentials Skincare range is the ideal skincare that I believe will revolutionize the world of skincare. No other brand can claim the inclusion of 100% pure, organic, sustainably sourced OUD in their products. With principles that include sustainability and environmental awareness, they are setting the world straight with what that has been forgotten.  Would I personally purchase the skincare range for myself? That's a definite yes! I believe in the skincare and this would most likely be my next skincare range. The price range may be slightly on the higher end, but if it's effective, at least I know that for the amount I'm paying for, I'm seeing results. *wink

OUD ESSENTIALS 
The Real OUD Company

Friday, November 17, 2017

[REVIEW] The Great British Circus | IOI Mall Puchong | 10th Nov 2017 - 1st Jan 2017


The Great British Circus at IOI Mall Puchong
You've heard it! The Great British Circus is back with a new season in 2017, this time in Puchong. Earlier this year they have been traveling through Penang, KL and now it's your chance to witness the Great British Circus in Puchong! What to expect at a circus? Well, you can expect tons of excitement and entertaining acts that would get your heart racing with unbelievable talent being seen right before your eyes. From funny clowns to amazing flying trapeze, the Great British Circus has got it covered for people of all ages.

And now we're here! 
If you're here for a sneak peek of what you would catch at the Great British Circus, then you have come to the right place! It has been a while since I last visited a circus, and trust me, I was super stoked to find out that the circus is coming around my neighborhood. It's also a great chance to get your family and friends together to enjoy some intense human performance circus. So last night, I went with my mum, sister and my partner in crime, and we sure had a fun night to remember! Here's what went on through the night.

THE SHOW

Sat at the VIP seats - RM100/adult
If you've seen the poster, you would know that on Tuesday to Thursday, shows are at 8.30pm while Friday to Sunday they'll be 2 show slots, 5.30pm/ 8.30pm to choose from. We decided to sit at the best view by taking the VIP seat and trust me, its as if you're a part of the show cause it's so up close. It started with a starting act to just hype up the excitement, with singing, dancing and some tricks that require a lot of skills. And it got some people's jaw-dropping wondering how they made it possible. hehe.

The main clown during the show
Mr Clown interacting with the audience
A volunteer from the audience.
I hope you're not afraid of clowns, cause in each gap after each performance, there will be a clown who will be ever ready to keep you distracted while they prepare the props for the next act. Since I was sitting at the VIP seats, I have to say that the chances of you getting involved with the show would be very high as occasionally they may need 'volunteers' to keep the show running. haha. I found the interaction with the audience was very amusing as most reacted very spontaneously. Don't be afraid if you get called as it would be your chance to be a part of the circus! Cause, why not?

We have pretty ladies dancing to keep you entertained
 A pole dancer showing off her strength on a pole.
The daredevils
Even Spiderman was present!
There will be an interval when you're halfway through the show as the performers may need to rest for about 15 minutes. Don't worry about getting bored as you'll be given the chance to take pictures with Spiderman, Mike, and Sully at only RM10! Not to forget that there will also be popcorn and cotton candy on sale too!! I got myself a huge cotton candy for RM8, and throughout the 2nd interval, I would say that I enjoyed my snack a lot. And not to forget the kids, there will also be face painting available, so get your kids to choose who's their favorite DC hero and within 5 minutes,  they are given a whole new look!

Heres your chance to take a picture with the monster inc.'s cast + spiderman
Popcorn anyone?
The Flying Trapeze act
Not too sure if I can even stand on a tightrope
The ball of death with 4 motorcycles in it
Once the 2nd interval started, I must say that the show got pretty intense as it focused more on extreme tricks that would get your heart racing with excitement. We had flying trapeze, a man walking on a tightrope, acrobatics and a very dangerous finale act that I don't think anyone with a straight mind would do. Haha. But all good, I guess the performers are very skillful and talented for actually survive doing all these tricks that you don't get to see on a normal day when the circus isn't in town. *wink

VERDICT

My company for the night at the Great British Circus
A 2-hour show has ended
Is it worth it? If you have nothing to do or if you're having a bad day, this is definitely a solution! After all, laughter is one of the best medicine. If you're looking for some ways to spend the evening with your friends or family, the circus has got you covered with entertainment! I must say that I saw things that I have never seen in person before, and it kinda amazed me in a way that I didn't think that some things are possible. The ambiance was also pretty cool, and it was not at all hot as it was well ventilated with big fans to keep you cool. My company enjoyed the whole show and I'm sure your family and friends would enjoy it too!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW!

We got lucky to get a photo with the whole cast!
So you've heard about it, read about it, and now its time to see it for yourself! Book your tickets via Whatsapp by contacting 016-924 8568 or 014-283 2194. Alternatively, for more information, you can always head on over to their Official Facebook Page to see more sneak peaks on the show. hehe. It would be a great way to enjoy some quality family time and also to witness the circus experience at IOI Mall Puchong.

When: 10th November - 1st January 2018
Time: Tue-Thurs (8.30pm) || Fri-Sun (5.30pm, 8.30pm)
Where: IOI Mall Puchong - Parking Lot
Official Facebook Page: Great British Circus Malaysia

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunway Lagoon Turns 25 | Celebrating 25 Wonder Years


Growing up with Sunway Lagoon, I've just finally realized that I and Sunway Lagoon were born in the same year! No wonder we have so much in common, ex: fun, entertaining, exciting and so much more. HAHA. Ok, I'll give in to Sunway Lagoon this time around as they've just recently turned 25 on the 11th November 2017 (also known as singles day). Sunway Lagoon has hosted many memorable events, such as the MTV World Stage Malaysia, International events, and Campaigns just to name a few. To celebrate the occasion, did you know that Sunway Lagoon has brought smiles to over 20 million visitors throughout the years? This definitely calls for a celebration!


I am so blessed to be invited to be a part of their birthday bash with Sunway Lagoon friends and other media friends to witness their most recent collaboration with talented local artists, Caprice, Mimi Fly and Kaka Azraff to create a song about Sunway Lagoon's milestones dubbed "Experience it". Lucky enough, during the party, they premiered the music video and song, and it really symbolizes what Sunway Lagoon has grown to become, a wonderland filled with smiles and laughter for many from all around the world.

Mandatory photo with the backdrop
Fantastic performance to keep guest entertained throughout the night
Fireworks by the lagoon at Sunway Lagoon
We had amazing food fit for a king and we were also entertained with an inaugural volcano show titled as 'The Tale of Mount Berapi'. The tale tells a story of a girl possessing a hidden power and her quest to seek an enchanted lava stone located on an isolated island protected by devoted locals. The show holds pride as its the first production by the theme park from the script, talents, musical scores, choreography and costumes. I must admit that the show was very entertaining as it ended the night with a display of fireworks coming from the Sunway Lagoon centerpiece volcano. It's not every day you get to see fireworks coming from a theme park right?

Always having great memories at Sunway Lagoon 
Cutting cake ceremony
I'm sure that if you've been to Sunway Lagoon, everyone will highlight different memories that they can recall of, including Caprice, Mimi Fly, and Kaka Azraff. I remember when Sunway Lagoon only had a wet park and dry park when I first visited Sunway Lagoon, and now, to see that they have 6 theme parks, they have really made it far in the theme park industry. It's no wonder that Sunway Lagoon has won awards from various categories each year. Just to name their few recent awards, the theme park has won the family theme park category, regarded as the Oscars of the local hospitality and tourism industry and also being named 'Brand of the year' in Kensington Palace's World Branding Awards. Need I say more?

CELEBRATING 25 WONDER YEARS


If you think the party ended, well think again! To celebrate Sunway Lagoon's 25 Wonder Years, the theme park offers tons of attractive promotions with GREAT SAVINGS for all visitors. From now through 31st December 2017, everyone is invited to celebrate with Sunway Lagoon:
  • RM25 off the two-day Fun Pass
  • 25th Nov onwards: Buy FAMFun or 4 To Go Packages and enjoy an F&B voucher worth RM25
  • 27th Nov onwards: For 5 weeks, guest can collect 5 different Limited Edition 25 Wonder Years button badges from Monday-Friday upon purchasing 1 Sunway Lagoon Adult ticket (walk-in only). Psst: Guest can redeem ONE (1) Adult ticket in January 2018 when they present any THREE (3) badges at the ticketing counter. 
JOIN THE CELEBRATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA


A picture is worth a thousand words, and Malaysians are invited to share their best memories of Sunway Lagoon through photos and stand a chance to win exciting prizes! All you need to do is post your photo on your Instagram account and hashtag #SL25Years and #ExperienceIt. Sunway Lagoon's transformation has brought so many smiles for the past 25 years and it continues to bring people closer to their best moments for years to come.

Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia

Opening hours: 10am-6pm daily
Location: Sunway Lagoon (Waze) 
3 Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 47500
Ticket Price: RM170 / Adults & RM150 / Child
Contact: 603-56390000

Saturday, November 11, 2017

[FOOD] Revolving Bintang Restaurant | The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Dinner experience at the Revolving Restaurant at the Federal Hotel in Kuala Lumpur
Being a person who is passionate towards architectural history, each time I hear about The Federal Hotel, I tend to think about how far Malaysia has grown. Imagine finding out that The Federal Hotel, the first international class hotel in Malaysia, was THE FIRST hotel with a revolving restaurant Asia, which inspired many other countries within Southeast Asia to follow suit, making the hotel itself an idol to many other hotel operators internationally. It was also THE venue where many important occasions we held for foreign dignitaries and overseas guest back in the days, thus you can imagine how meaningful The Federal Hotel is towards Kuala Lumpur. Even my dad has been there during his teens, and he only remembers fond memories when he thinks about his visits.

The Bintang Revolving Restaurant
Now, with recent renovations being made to most of the facilities at The Federal Hotel, they have not forgotten to revamp their menu for the Revolving Bintang Hotel as well. And in this blog post, I'll be sharing with you a very recent 360 dining experience at the Bintang Revolving Restaurant. The Bintang Revolving tower is the first revolving restaurant in Malaysia located on the 18th floor of the hotel. With an amazing view that changes while you enjoy your meal, there is no doubt that the view will be jaw-dropping worthy. Popular especially on Valentines Day, and New Year's Eve, its time to get down with the menu that would get you drooling for more. Scroll away to find out what they have.

APPETIZERS 

Avocado Crab Meat Salad - RM30
As appetizers, I had the Avocado Crab Meat Salad which was to die for. I'm a fan of salad and I must say that it's very rare to find a salad that is served with real crab meat! The whole combination of how the salad was prepared was absolutely delicious and I wouldn't mind ordering another plate of it. Hehe. The salad was crispy, and somehow the avocado and crab meat made a really good combo of giving more flavors and freshness in every bite. YUMS!

Provencal Creamy Lobster Bisque Soup - RM28
With my appetite all built up, I then a bowl of soup came to my table, specifically the Provencal Creamy Lobster Bisque Soup. For this bowl, I was told that its made out of local lobsters and prawn, seasoned with prawn broth which made it taste like it came out fresh from the sea. I wouldn't say that the soup tasted like lobsters, but there was definitely a hint of lobsters and prawns combined in every spoon I swallowed. No doubt, delicious!

MEAT & POULTRY

Bintang Revolving Chicken Maryland - RM45
If you're looking for meat and poultry, then this section is especially for you. They have two new mains that serve meat, the Bintang Revolving Chicken Maryland and the Grilled Mustard Rack of Lamb. I had a bite of the Bintang Revolving Chicken Maryland, and I was actually surprised that it was served with banana fritters, grilled pineapple rings with grilled tomato. An unusual combination but with all that combination being consumed together, it really created a tangy sweet and sour taste when everything is dancing in your mouth. I'm not too big of a fan for this dish (only because I like my chicken to be grilled), but its still something very different!

Grilled Mustard Rack of Lamb - RM65
The Grilled Mustard Rack of Lamb, on the other hand, was the show stealer of the night. The lamb was seasoned with rosemary spices served with black pepper sauce and baked vegetables on the side. The lamb that I had here was perfectly made to be medium rare and I must say that the chef knows what he's doing when preparing this dish. It was thick and juicy in every slice and the lamb just melts in your mouth with flavors if it's seasoning. Just talking about it is making me drooling again. haha. Looks like its time for another visit to The Federal Hotel for me!

FISH

Salmon Fillet on Barley Seeds with Baby Spinach - RM68
Fish lovers would love the Salmon Fillet on Barley Seeds with Baby Spinach, quickly seared with extra virgin olive oil and coulis de mare. The salmon was nicely cooked and was not too dry as it was seared with the extra virgin oil and secret puree sauce. The portion was good enough that it filled my tummy nicely. So if you love Salmon, you could always consider trying the Salmon Fillet dish while you're here.

PASTA & BURGER

Spaghetti with Prawn Creamy Salted Egg - RM45
In the Pasta and Burger section, I got a taste of the Spaghetti with Prawn Creamy Salted Egg and Charcoal Chicken Burger Deluxe. I'll just share with you that the Spaghetti with Prawn Creamy Salted Egg was a creation of the restaurant itself, which is the reason why its such a unique fusion. To describe this dish, I would have to say that its like aglio olio, where the oil is replaced with creamy salted egg. Love salted egg with a slight tinge of spice? You would definitely love this!

Charcoal Chicken Burger Deluxe - RM30
The Charcoal Burger concept has been loved by many from all around the world and this time is now available in one of the most historic places in Kuala Lumpur.  The Charcoal Chicken Burger Deluxe is served with salad and fries on the side, just like how you would enjoy any other burger! With its black charcoal bun, it would definitely wow you with its grilled chicken patty being the highlight of it all. I normally like my burgers juicy, and this was 100% juicy! I would give my compliments to the chef for not preparing the burger too dry.

DESSERTS

Doughnut with Single Scoop Ice Cream and Chocolate Toppings
What is a meal without desserts right? So as for desserts, I had the Doughnut with single scoop ice cream and chocolate toppings. Not a fancy dessert that I would recommend, but if you love the classic flavors of a homemade doughnut with ice creams on the sides, I'm sure it would bring you nostalgic feels of the past as you enjoy your dessert with your choice of ice cream flavors.

Chef Faiz, who created these masterpieces!
Bintang Revolving Restaurant caters up to 160 pax for dining and opens nightly from 5pm-12 midnight. So if you're looking to dine with a view, look no further as you can just book a table at The Federal Hotel. Located within the historical landmark along bustling Bukit Bintang, you will be entertained with the nightlife, the shopping malls and to experience the dining paradise of Kuala Lumpur by just enjoying your meal by the window. Hehe. So if you would like to book a table, you can always call 03-21489166 or visit them at www.fhihotels.com for more information.

Bintang Revolving Restaurang
Opening House: 5pm - 12am
Reservations: 03-21489166

Photo Credits: Haziq Zick Photography