Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Why Choose Trollbeads? | Trollbeads vs. Pandora vs. Thomas Sabo

Why choose Trollbeads?
I know the title of this post is a little bold, but I couldn't resist but to really put this as a topic. Don't we all love charm bracelets? Other than being an accessory that you wear around your wrist, the beauty of charm bracelets is the fact that they are customizable, personal and something that represents you as a person. And if we look deeper into history, charms are mainly used to symbolize luck, that it eventually grew into a beauty accessory that all of us would want and love.

Trollbeads vs Pandora vs Thomas Sabo

Whats the difference between Trollbeads, Pandora, and Thomas Sabo?
I know that these three brands have one thing in common, which is selling lucky charm bracelets, but the real question is, what makes each of these brands different? Believe it or not, among the 3 brands I've mentioned, Trollbeads happens to be the oldest establishment, founded in 1976, compared to Pandora (Founded in 1982) and Thomas Sabo (Founded in 1984). With this in mind, I can confidently justify to you that Trollbeads is what inspired Pandora and Thomas Sabo from the start. I did some in-depth research and did you know that Trollbeads is a family business and the original creator of the "bead on bracelet" concept?

Fun Fact!

Trollbeads is established in Copenhagen, Denmark and products are manufactured in Denmark.
Pandora is established in Copenhagen, Denmark and products are manufactured in Thailand
Thomas Sabo is established in Frankfurt, Germany and products are manufactured in Germany.

Check out their monthly Trollbeads tricks!
Another unique character that the Trollbead has is that other than using these designer beads as a bracelet, you can also use it in different ways making it a multipurpose accessory that depends on your creative. But if you're lacking creativity, there is actually a page on Trollbeads website where you can check out the Trollbeads Tricks to get yourself inspired where they'll post new ways of using Trollbeads every month. If im lucky enough to own one Trollbeads bead, this would definitely be my favourite site to visit every month. Like dude, where can you get accessories that can be used in different ways?! Its like, instead of getting bored of it, you can instantly give it a new life.

Collection from Right: Animal Lover, Travelling, Fairytales, The Flower Child
Collection from Right: Romance, Nature, Spiritual Goddess, Astrology
Don't get me started on the collection! I decided to scroll through their collection to find a section which focuses more on the magical gift (since Pandora and Thomas Sabo doesn't have this particular section in their list), and to my surprise, I actually felt like someone understands my childhood dreams! It felt like I was reliving the childhood that I once had, and looking at the collections really showed me that the designers once had a childhood too. Above are just some of the charms that I instantly fell in love with in every section. Aren't they pretty?! I don't know about you, but each design can be seen that it has been well thought of to be very unique in every detail as its own masterpiece. Pandora and Thomas Sabo charms are more princessy and goth like, but this is 100% like its something of a museum shelf. It looks priceless and is filled with meanings.

How it all started

Introducing Søren Silversmith and his first Trollbead design
Lise Aagaard, Founder of Trollbeads
Trollbeads started in Denmark in 1976 by Søren Silversmith, where he decorated a bead with no less than 6 faces and sold it from his fathers Svend's Jewellery shop in central Copenhagen. Back then, beads hung in an eyelet, but what went through Søren's mind was that he wanted the cord to go through the bead. Moving forward, his sister, Lise Aagaard the founder of Trollbeads, decided to put the beads on silver bracelets and eventually opened another jewelry store where one customer asked if she could have an extra bead on her bracelet and that was how the concept was born. From then on, the Trollbeads started their journey in cooperation with customers wishes as the collection grew. And that was how the Trollbeads charm bracelets were invented!

Dancing Butterfly Spacers (Click to see other spacers)
Swan Lock (click here to see other locks available)
Enchanted Animal Kit (click here to see other kit designs)
These designer beads by Trollbeads were specially designed to give character to your accessories. In fact, with different pieces, it all has its own functions. They have rings, necklaces, earrings, tiara's, but I believe the most popular piece would be their bracelet! Each bead has different types, featuring singular beads, spacers, clasps and kit beads to suit your needs. Spacers function to prevent other beads from rolling on your bracelet, while the clasps, on the other hand, adds a little more 3D character to the bracelet, and last but not least would be the kit set which comes according to themes to make your bracelet a complete piece.

Introducing Trollbeads in 2018

It's such a statement piece that you can relate to.
No matter in what condition, there is always a bead that represents you
Enough history and let's talk more about how far has Trollbeads has grown? It's 2018, and the Nielsen/Aagaard family participates in the actual sculpture and manufacturing of the beads. Starting from 2000, every design came from the family. They have even included 10 famous Danish Jewellery designers to add designs to their collection to increase the diversity and since they had a very good relationship, the designers would still add beads to the collection every year. And today, we have gold and pearl beads being introduced and even new locks were designed to suit the modern era making it customizable to any wearer's preferences.

Charm Tiara by Trollbeads
Oh, and here's something that no other charm bracelet company that I know has, a Charm Tiara. Believe it or not, this is by far one of the most original pieces I've seen and it's by Trollbeads! The tiara would definitely add a touch of royalty to your special day with its prominent spacers of your choice to create a bespoke piece of endless possibilities! Just thinking about it just sounds so magical, and don't you think that the tiara looks very fairytale like? I sense mermaid and fairy vibes if I own a piece of this! Major love! After all, every tiara deserves a story. Right?

Trollbeads for Men

Be Unique with a Trollbead
How men are styling the Trollbeads
Here's another point that makes Trollbeads different than Pandora and Thomas Sabo. If you have your man buying you charms as presents for you, you can return the favor by getting them this! A bracelet on men may sound a little weird, but living in a more modern era, bracelets have grown to be a statement piece on their own, especially when it comes to business and exclusive events. I have a sense of fashion myself, and I personally think that these Trollbeads for men does give a guy some character from a first glance. Other than creating a first impression, this really makes them stand out for appreciating the value and intrigued art pieces to whoever who talks to them.


Presenting the 2018 Valentine exclusive, the Rose Spacer

This goes to the men out there! Are you clueless about what to get for your girlfriend? fiancé? your mom? Fret not! As Trollbeads has got it covered for you to show your love to your loved ones. I was scrolling through their social media and found that they have an exclusive special bead for Valentine called the Rose Spacer. Being a girl, I know that you can never go wrong with roses, especially when they can last you forever. ITS SO PRETTY I DIED A LITTLE ON THE INSIDE. *hints boyfriend. hehe


Trollbeads featured on Instagram. 
As a conclusion, I would have to say that I've grown fonder towards Trollbeads after doing all these research. Owning charms which contains so much history and meaning would mean so much more than just owning a designed charm with no significant value. And believe it or not, the family business till runs up till today, and let's all face that it is not often you see a traditional family business. Other than selling beautifully designed charms, I would have to emphasize that the Nielsen/Aagaard family is a real life example that it still possible to run a successful business with your family and having fun at the same time. There's a sense of relief knowing that the team who designed Trollbeads are filled with joy and laughter at the end of the day.

Check out their Spring Collection 2018

I've never been so stocked to know that they are available in Malaysia! Trollbeads have been on the market for more than 40 years, (longer than both Pandora and Thomas Sabo) with over 50 countries around the world! So if you're planning to get this for yourself or as a gift in Malaysia, they are available at MidValley, Sunway Pyramid and Vivacity Megamall, Kuching. To check out more of their stunning jawdropping beads, you can also visit the official links below too! Trust me, every scroll would be a challenge. Good luck, and if you have your Trollbeads story to share, do share with me in the comment below.


Lotsa Love, 
Sara xx

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Iringan Bayu Seremban | Playground of the Wind 27th Jan to 25th Feb 2018

What to expect at the Iringan Bayu Playground Of The Wind
Today I took the time off to explore the Playground of the wind at Iringan Bayu Seremban. I’ve been seeing their posters everywhere on my social news feed and finally managed to make my way here within an hour drive away from Kuala Lumpur. So if you're wondering what to expect at the Playground of the Wind, here’s a preview of what you’ll be able to do while you're there. FYI, the ‘playground’ is open every weekend from 27th January -25th February 2018 between 10am to 5pm. Be sure to not miss out on this exciting period!

Featuring 20,000 pinwheels in one location
I know it may be a property attraction, but im living proof that you can actually just enjoy your day here without feeling pressured by any of their friendly sales person who purely just wants you to enjoy the area. I was actually attracted to the idea where they were having this 10 wind-spired highlights as their activities that you can check out while you're there, and guess what?! They’re all inspired by pinwheels! So imagine seeing pinwheels everywhere in a greener environment.

10 Wind-Spired Highlight

Walk by the passage of Dream
Make a wish at the pavilion of wishes
The breeze plaza
If you’ve gotten this far in the post, you might be wondering what are the highlights while you're here at Iringan Bayu? Let me break it down to you. While you're here, you can explore the forest of chimes, visit the pavilion of wishes and make a wish, go through the passage of dreams, visit the walls of wind-inspiration symbolizing diversity and stop by the breeze plaza to get a feel of the easy breezy vibes.

Watch the spinning spectacular sensation turn as the wind blows
Drop by the pinwheels of purity
Take pictures with these dazzling displays of pinwheels
Choose your color at the wheels of fortune 
Other than that, you can also check out the pinwheels of purity to spin a pinwheel for a bright future, check out the dazzling displays, take some photos at the spinning spectacular station, find your choice of color at the wheels of fortune and nail your favorite pinned pretties for a ‘WINDY-ful’ future. Most of these checkpoints are 100% insta-worthy places to take pictures, and they are very nostalgic to those who used to enjoy playing with pinwheels during their childhood days.

Official Launch

Why not checkout the property while youre there!
There will also be different activities happening on different weekends, so be sure to plan your weekend ahead with friends and family to visit the Iringan Bayu Seremban show village. To launch this wonderful township on the 27th and 28th of January, you can join the sistawork Workshop, play with wooden block games, get artsy with handwork, enjoy yummy fluffy cotton candy and maybe bring home your very own DIY paper pinwheel workshop! With so many activities happening, it's definitely something not to be missed if you happen to be around Seremban. Pastura properties are available from RM390k* only (terms and conditions apply) with guarded neighbourhood and is a freehold development. 

3rd -4th February 2018 – Hunting Ground
10th -11th February 2018 – Wind Festival
25th February 2018 – Chinese New Year Highlights

RSVP through their Facebook Page under Events

Tell me if this is not any childs dream to be surrounded by Pinwheels?
At the Iringan Bayu, im reliving my childhood with pinwheels!
Iringan Bayu Seremban is by OSK Property bringing you a master plan that gives you space within a serene environment. Located in the heart of Seremban, Iringan Bayu is a home for those who want a modern living which includes a spacious park, design and future growth. And if you ask me, im looking forward to their 22-acre Central Park, crafting an enriching lifestyle concept surrounded by peace and serenity. Now that you've heard about it, why not make some time over the weekend to enjoy the presence of 20,000 pinwheels? It would be best if you could RSVP so that they can ensure that the food present would be enough for everyone to enjoy. Plan your week ahead for an enjoyable time with family and friends featuring pinwheels. 

Iringan Bayu Seremban

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

unifi Perfects Coverage | unifi Mobile and 1st live Interactive show

Unifi's refreshed brand look 2018
Unifi to most of us is known for its premier high-speed broadband service under Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) and recently they have announced their refreshed brand look and feel, welcoming a new era in connectivity leading towards accelerating coverage and empowering digital technology. Other than showcasing its latest look, unifi is happy to share with their customers more offerings from unifi home, unifi mobile, unifi tv and unifi wifi. So remember webe or HyppTV? Just to simplify things for you, webe is now known as unifi mobile and HyppTV is now known as unifi tv as its rebranding effort for 2018.

unifi celebrates by giving back to customers
As unifi kicks off in 2018 with a fresh new look, unifi is now the one and only rand in Malaysia that offers truly seamless Internet connectivity everywhere; at home, public WiFi, mobile services and as well as a wide array of world-class content, under one roof. With unifi's continuous effort to perfect the coverage experience to enable better services to be assured to their customers, unifi strives to be the key enabler in realizing the nations Digital Economy aspirations as well as accelerating the adoption of a truly converged digital lifestyle and Internet of Things (IoT) that we all live in today. Let me break down the news for you below.

unifi Home

To continue their unifi home services, to welcome a new year for everyone, unifi has taken an effort to introduce to you 'The unifi Perfect Squad' a.k.a 'Squad Sempurna unifi' to help you #installnow! This is to continue its Year-End promotion campaign that extends to areas where there are still plenty of available unifi ports around the country. The squad is activated to engage with household within the optimum radius of the ports to enjoy various special packages such as unifi Advance from only RM139 per month. The packages also come with an array of unifi TV pack choices, devices, and call plans too!

unifi Home 
WebsiteFacebook | Twitter | Twitter (helpline) 

unifi Mobile

Ever thought about credit that wont expire for your mobile?
unifi mobile (formerly known as webe) has continued to show an encouraging performance ever since the launch of its no data-quota plan in 2016. THis fully digital service will create another breakthrough in the country's telecommunications industry with the introduction of new unifi mobile #BEBAS ( #FREEDOM) Imagine a mobile plan that is neither a prepaid or post-paid product ubt instead a hyrid that enables customers the freedom to select their very own preferred data needs and usage requirements without any contacts and commitments. The unifi mobile #BEBAS boast #anythingiwant #paywhenever #noexpiry all within its newly unveiled mobile app, mobile@unifi.

1 milliom complimentary 20G SIM cards up for grabs!
To mark the launch of the new mobile #BEBAS, unifi will be giving away 1 million complimentary 20G SIM cards for all Malaysians! All you need to do is download the app, and place your order.  Upon registration, you may then collect your SIM cards at any TMpoint outlets nationwide or opt for delivery for RM10.60. So what are you waiting for? Intall the app now!

unifi Mobile

unifi TV

HyppTV is now known as unifi TV
The newly rebranded unifi TV (formerly known as HyppTV) has launched Malaysia's first of its kind LIVE interactive game show called Teka Tekan, which allows viewers to engage with the show from the comfort of their homes and stand a chance to win RM20,000 cash prize daily. The show has premiered on HyppSensasi (Channel 116) and is open to all unifi TV customers. To participate, all you have to do is, grab your remote control and answer five (5) questions during the live game show by pressing the #button, and corresponding colored button on their remote control for the answers. The show will be hosted by 4 local celebrities namely Acong Sweet Child, Farouk Hussein, Shuib Sepahtu and Anas Ridzuan. Teka Tekan is also brought to you y Huawei, as the sponsor for the first ever LIVE interactive game show! In conjunction with this exciting airing, HyppSensasi HD is offering FREE viewing for all viewers to participate in the game show and other local entertainment programmes available on the channel.

Teka Tekan 
Win as you watch Teka Tekan
Instructions of the games
How to give in your asnwer
Besides that, the mobile app HyppTV Everywhere is also known as unifi PlayTV. Customers can continue to enjoy world-class entertainment and award-winning shows through its value for money channel packages in full HD from either Live TV, Video On Demand or Interactive channels offering while enjoying the service uninterrupted regardless of any weather.

Unifi TV 
Website | Facebook

unifi offers 50% off all movies!
And more local movies to watch for free!
TM really serves their customers with relevant convergence propositions via the 5 pillars of Smarter Living, Smarter Businesses, Smarter Cities, Smarter Communities and a Smarter Nation. Thanks to unifi, they are delivering a seamless digital experience and integrated business solutions to cater to individuals lifestyle nd business communication needs toward making Life Easier. What more can you really ask for? I personally enjoy unifi services, when will you? *wink

Sara signing out xx

Monday, January 22, 2018

[HEALTH] Sunfeet | Orthotics & Prosthetics Expert in Petaling Jaya + OPEN DAY

Sunfeet | Your orthotics & Prosthetics Expert
So, as you all know, I do ballet on a weekly basis and I haven't been complaining much, but I realized that my knees get a little weak especially when I need to go on points on one leg. *Yikes* And so, if you have followed my Instagram, you would see my instastories over the weekend about a visit I made to Sunfeet in Petaling Jaya! They've recently opened their rehabilitation center late last year, and I couldn't resist but to check them out to find out about my foot condition.

Dr. Edmund showing a cast is being made
The kid's corner at the rehabilitation center
Since I was my first time being there, I would have to say that the rehabilitation center is insanely spacious, and I think it's cute that they've also thought about the little ones by having a kids corner to get comfy for parents who are getting themselves checked. In today's environment, I would have to admit that it gets challenging to think about personal care when we are always so busy with our daily lives, and im here to tell you to take some time to give your body the attention that it needs.

Getting a FREE Foot Screening session
The results of my left and right foot
The analysis report of my food condition
Giving your body time is one thing, and getting the quality and care that you need is another. I personally think that our feet play a huge role in ensuring we get things done on a daily basis, and sadly, we usually give less attention to our poor feet. Since my foot condition is getting a little bad, I admit I was a little worried about problems like having a flat foot, cerebral palsy, knee pain, scoliosis and even diabetic foot! Visiting Sunfeet was not a regret as they provide free food scanning to identify your foot problem for you which I got the time to get myself checked as well.

With Dato Dr. Edmund Lee
I found Sunfeet International Rehab Centre special because its a 3-year generation business which means the family has a bloodline of treating all kinds of problems to satisfy patients throughout generations. The center itself is also fully equipped with an occupational therapy room, a sports rehabilitation, prosthetics, podiatry, orthotics, pedorthics and even physiotherapy. And being given the chance to meet the man behind everything, Dato Dr. Edmund Lee, I believe that his aim is to always provide only the best service to help people solve their orthotics problems.

You are all invited!

To celebrate its first center in Petaling Jaya, Sunfeet International is inviting the public (yes, that includes you!) for an exciting open day on 27th January from 10am until 7pm with activities including an exclusive public talk by Dato Dr. Edmund Lee! And not to forget the kids, there will be a coloring contest with a special promotion available at 15% off on selected products! Its always better to be early as the first 50 customers will also receive RM500 worth of vouchers from Sunfeet International too! A chance not to be missed!

One of the treatment rooms at Sunfeet
Can you feel the CNY spirit? 
The CNY Gift Box Set
Since Chinese New Year is just around the corner, Sunfeet International is also offering an exclusive promotion with the Happy and Healthy Feet for Your Loved One's promotion valid until 28th February 2018. This promotion includes a gift box set and its ideal as a giveaway for your loved ones too! Take it as a gift of love to provide your loved ones with health that gives the right support that their body may need to reduce knee, hip or back pain which may be coming from their feet. After all, you'll never know till you get yourself scanned.

They also have casual ortho footwear
For the kids to go to school
AFO Systems
And the Quadra Step System
I have to emphasize that Sunfeet International is a Malaysian homegrown that focuses in providing orthotic services and prescriptions and orthotic & prosthetic products to satisfy the needs of the ever-growing orthotics and prosthetics care in the country with the purest intention to assist those in need of orthotics services. Sunfeet International is open 7 days a week from 10am - 7pm, and if you have any other inquiries, you can contact 013-528 3939.

Location of Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Centre
Address: Sunfeet International Rehabilitation Centre, 
Block C, 18 Jalan 19/1 Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, 
Selangor (Next to the Pharmacy Megastore)