Monday, February 25, 2019

HKTDC DG Studio features premiums from Hong Kong

Hong Kong Trade Development Council presents DG Studio
Hey Guys, just decided to share some things that i did over the weekend last month featuring a little something from Hong Kong Trade Development Council DG Studio which came all the way from Hong Kong. Being an artsy person myself with a background of architecture, i must say that im a sucker over creative and quirky things that makes daily products fun! I've never been to Hong Kong before in person, but after looking at all their innovative creations, it makes me feel like i need to plan a visit! So, just a rough introduction on what Hong Kong has to offer, scroll down to find out more!

Some featured items for diy home gardening gifts
As we all know, Hong Kong is one of the busies hub for shopping in South East Asia and also the source of high addictive tv drama's. By having the Hong Kong Trade Development Council promoting products and services from Hong Kong, DG Studio was a good eye opener to see how advance Hong Kong products are. There were twelwe brands being featured the other day in 1 Utama Shopping Centre and i was lucky enough to conincidently be there on the day to visit the booth. Hehe.

Artiart homeware and drinkware
Cardhoda firewall wallet protector
Eco concepts bio-degradable cups
Hoobbe household products
Starting of with a few brands that were featured, in the images above are some products from Artiart featuring innovative design household products brand that produces home wares, drink wares and business-related items with a creative, quirky fun and colourful take. Its AR Iceberg Suction Cup, with its grip bottom, and 100% leak proof Elegance Suction Bottle is heaven-sent for accident-prone individuals and are the company’s best sellers. Cardholda were featuring RFID and NFC card protectors in aluminium cases. Its aluminum case prevents malicious parties from unscrupulously reading cards containing Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Near Field Communication (NFD) chips for fraudulent activities. Eco Concept promotes bio-degradable cups and creative mugs made from 100% corn husks are attractive, innovative and fun. Its products are testimony that going green does not have to be boring. Hoobbe household products are creatively and cleverly designed to make excellent conversation starters when hosting guests at home. Forever injected with a dash of quirk and fun, its Wooly Pins Pushpin, Floaty Duck Salt & Pepper Shaker, Right Cake Measuring Cups and Thanks Giving Salad Server are bound to put arouse interest and raise smiles.

Hyone offering smart and stylish solutions
Kilovest promoting trending silicone fashion pieces
Konstar small home appliances
Super Apple Peeler received the reddot award 2014 honorable mention
M.H Blocks brick toys as gifts 
And next few brands would be a little somthing from Hyone, offering high quality aluminium products for everyday use. It markets smart and stylish design solutions for all occasions, with its focus on mobile phone gadgets and electronic accessories. Its Chic Crystal Ring that attaches to mobile phones to serve as a phone stand and fall proof Stand Firm Cup are best sellers. Kilovest showcased their silicon bags as a sustainable alternative of long lasting bags that is also easy to clean,  Konstar pecialises in small household appliances. Its design innovation simplifies how time-consuming household chores are done. 4 of its products have since been awarded the RedDot Design awards. (WOW!) While M.H Blocks shared some nano blocks for you to recreate memories of every journey with their micro-sized construction brick toys to indulge the inner-child. Its miniature version of the classic HK Kowloon Bus and HK Cross Harbour Ferry are popularly purchased as uniquely Hong Kong gifts.

Paris Garden gardening kits
Soap Studio action figures
Tea Lab tea infusers
Adding more fun into making tea
Team Green bio-degradable designer puzzles
Paris Garden was something i kept my eyes on since they were promoting more of urban farming. They were selling home gardening kits allow novice gardeners to grow their own herbs, fruits, vegetables and flowers from home. Now anyone can have green thumbs with the easy to follow step-by-step guide included in the gardening kits. SOAP Studio features some action figures in adorable representation of familiar superhero characters such as Wonder Woman and Batman in its gift products and collectors’ items are sure to warm the hearts of superhero fans. Tea Lab featured something that may come in handy if youre a tea lover. Tea lovers will find the process of brewing a cup of tea more fun with the brand’s creative tea infusers and tea making accessories. Its unique tea scoop and infuser are firm favourites among the tea drinking society. And if youre a fan of green art, you'd wouldnt want to miss out on Team Green's eco-friendly and bio-degradable designer puzzles are made from ethically-sourced wood for gift-giving with a conscience.

Featuring one of their popular produtcs, the bio-degradable musical ferris wheel from Team Green
Personally speaking, i'd say that most of these are more of lifestyle proudcts and its a great for self-gifting or as corportare gifts as well. I really had a good time exploring their booth discovering diffferent creative, trendy and some quirky edge product that takes daily consumer products to a whole new level. For those that seek a unique twist in daily items, these products from the 12 brands under DG Studio are truly interesting. So, despite the showcase being over, you can still get these quirky items permanently available at Parkson Elite at Pavilion KL, Parkson at 1 Utama Shopping Centre, CM3 at Sunway Pyramid, Times Bookstore at Pavilion KL, Times Bookstore at Bangsar Shopping Centre, and Parkson Elite at Gurney Plaza, Penang.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

[REVIEW] First DPL (Dynamic Pulsed Light) treatment at Wax Candy

Oh boy, it has been such a busy year this year. From prepping myself to smoothly merge into 2019 to planning like mad for my upcoming reception by the end of January 2019. Finally got some time to settle down, and im enjoying my weekend today by sharing with you my recent experience of going through the Dynamic Pulsed Light (DPL) treatment at Wax Candy for the first time! You might have heard of IPL, but let me just share with you that DPL is the latest technology of combining IPL and Lase power for a semi-permanent form of hair reduction. So, if you're here to read about my review on DPL, please scroll below to find out more!


My chosen DPL location this time around would be the Wax Candy as I've heard so many good reviews on their services. Other than maintaining optimum hygiene, their after service has been well known to be good too! Established in 2016, they have revolved around "hygiene lifestyle" and has ever since aims to ease your mind when visiting their wax bar. You might have noticed that there's a bear as their logo which got me a little curious, and to my surprise, it actually resembles their concept of 'from bear to bare'. That amused me a little cause I thought it was really cute!


You may know that DPL stands for Dynamic Pulsed Light, but how does it work when it comes ro semi-permanently removing hair? Slightly similar to IPL, except better, the method uses laser light converted to heat energy, where the head energy will loosen the hair and disable the follicles for future hair growth.  And if you are tired of shaving/plucking/waxing every once in a while, good news cause the DPL claims to permanently give hair reduction results by 70-85%!


You might be hesitant to do DPL if you're used to waxing, so I took the time to do a little research on what makes DPL way better than waxing/shaving. The benefits are that the treatments are quick since its a laser hair removal treatment, you will definitely save more in the long run especially when your hair reduces its growth period, it last longer than when you shave, and it can eliminate and prevent ingrown hairs! In my overall opinion, I was already convinced that it reduces my time of needing to wax every now and then. I was told that the DPL would require fewer treatments than shaving. For example, if you shave every 2 weeks, with the DPL, you would only need to go once every 6 weeks, PLUS it reduces your hair growth which eventually leads to lesser maintenance on unwanted hair.


Believe it or not, the whole treatment only took me less than 10 minutes and my underarms were instantly hairless! They brought me to a private room where they had a high bed for me to lie onto, while my beautician passed me a towel to just cover my upper part of my body when I take my top off. So once you're ready, your beautician would assist in shaving your underarm hair first as its required, then apply very cold gel to your underarm before exposing it to the DPL machine.

The DPL machine had this metallic tip in which it will flash really bright lights, so they gave me this light protecting spectacles to protect my eyes during the treatment. To be honest, throughout the whole treatment, I was told that some would feel that its like ant bites, but since my hair around my underarm is not that thick, it really felt like nothing. It was quick, easy and painless if you ask for my thoughts. And that's it! The beautician told me that once my hair grows again, it would definitely fall out since I did the DPL treatment.


As a verdict, I would have to say that Candy Wax, The Waxing Bar was a pleasant experience as my first choice to go for a DPL treatment. On a personal note, I would advise you to take their package if you would like to maximize the DPL treatment at a more reasonable rate as if you take individual sessions, then just underarm would cost you RM329/per session. Despite being a little on the higher price range, I would say that it is worth it especially when it saves you time, with less worries and with long term results, that does not require you to frequently shave/wax anymore. Hehe.

Also before I forget, if there are any men out there who might want to be hairless too, Candy Wax offers full body waxing and DPL for men too. Though, this would require bookings in advance as they have specified beauticians to handle the treatment for the males. Currently growing strong with 2 outlets now, be sure to take time to visit their outlet and see what treatments they have to offer, I promise you that you would not regret! For more details, you may also check out their social pages below.

Wax Candy

Taman Desa Outlet 
Lot 115A First Floor, Podium Block, 
Faber Towers, Jalan Desa Bahagia, 
Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
T: +603 7971 9999 / +603 7972 1999

Damansara Utama Outlet
67M, Jalan SS21/37, 
Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya, 
T: +603 7722 5277

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Mamonde includes Multi Vitamins In Your Skincare

Did you know that our body needs 13 types of vitamins to function optimally and they include Vitamin A, various B vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. With each of these vitamins having multiple roles in keeping your body healthy, they derive from various sources including plants, animal sources and supplements.

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Vitamin A and E for example are strong antioxidants that protect the immune system. Apart from that, Vitamin A helps with vision, bone growth and cell functions while Vitamin E’s multiple functions among them include nourishing and protecting the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin C, the most common vitamin to most of us are found in fruits and vegetables. It is an important vitamin for our skin, bones and connective tissue as it promotes healing and helps the body absorb iron. Each of these vitamins have a role to play in keeping the largest organ of our body which is the skin - healthy.

While we know the importance of these vitamins to our body, most of us can’t get enough of all these vitamins due to the fast-paced lifestyle and the consumption of fast food in our diet. We would therefore need to supplement the intake of vitamins from our food. And guys, i legit take this seriously! Like when you think about munching on junk food, why not munch on carrots or apples as a substitute? 


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Cosmetic brands such as Mamonde has recently added multivitamins into their skincare line. Do they work? And why do we need multivitamins in our skincare? I got a little curious myself, and decided to explore a little in understanding if multivitamin skincare plays the part.

Scientific studies have shown that nutrients in the body are first absorbed by the most vital organs such as the heart, liver, brain, kidneys, etc before it reaches the skin. Therefore, if your intake of vitamins are insufficient, your skin may not reap the benefits of the vitamin intake. As such cosmetics companies have begun introducing skincare solutions with added vitamins into skincare products to promote faster absorption of vitamins into our skin. Among common vitamins that are used in skincare products and their benefits are:

Vitamin A: Helps alleviate fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation

Vitamin B: Helps prevent Acne and Eczema

Vitamin C: Helps prevent Age Spots and skin pigmentation

Vitamin E: Helps reduce sebum production and reduce inflammation

Vitamin K: Helps prevent dark eye circles and dark spots

Mamonde’s Vital Vitamin Essence and Vital Vitamin Cream which was recently introduced to the market is the first of its kind that uses multivitamins. It contains Bitter Orange Flower extract as well as six different kinds of vitamins including vitamin B3, C, F, E and P to moisturize, brighten, and revitalize the skin with their antioxidant properties. Mamonde’s Vital Vitamin line is unique also because of the added vitamin P which is rarely added into skincare products. Vitamin P is a flavonoid, which can be described as an extremely concentrated antioxidant molecules which not only help with relieving skin stress and enhancing collagen production, but it also increases the potency of Vitamin C when applied to the skin. Layer the Vital Vitamin Essence after applying toner and follow up with the Vital Vitamin Cream to lock in moisture for the ultimate vitamin blend to moisturize and nourish your skin.

Follow a good skincare routine, provide your body with the essential vitamins it needs daily, eat a balanced diet, drink sufficient water daily and use multivitamin skincare products such as the Mamonde Vital Vitamin line and you can be assured of a healthy glowing skin just like the “glass skin” as seen on your favourite K-Pop stars.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Everday is V-day with Lactacyd

Sup guys (I mean ladies)! With Valentine's day just around the corner, isn't it great to know that Lactacyd has your back? Other than that one special day on Valentines Day, we also have the rest of our days celebrating V-day. And by V-day, I mean your miss Vajayjay. Surprised you didn't I? Haha. Well, on a personal health note, I think this is a great topic to talk about during Valentine's day cause other than emotionally feeling loved, I think its highly necessary to show yourself what its like to be showered with love (especially when in the shower)! No kinky thoughts! Im talking about hygiene and health.

So ever since I was a teenager, Lactacyd has been one of my first ever feminine wash that has been introduced to me, and I always had a premium impression on the brand since I started using it. Now, it's great to know that Lactacyd is encouraging all Malaysian women to show a little self-love this Valentines Day because we as women, deserve it! Currently on going with a campaign themed ‘Be The Best You on V Day’, its time to really bring that inner confidence out, especially on Valentine's day.

And in case you haven't heard, from just one range, Lactacyd now presents to you 4 more variants to keep a look out for to suit different lifestyles of women. And gurl, im tellin ya I need all of them for different occasions! #nokid. The 4 features feminine Hygiene, All day Fresh, Soft & Silky and White Intimate which is pretty clear on what it focuses on. And today, im happy to share with you that V-day isn't just about Valentine's day but its also about loving yourself. Loving yourself first is actually the best love you can give to anyone else.

Present during this special occasion, we had 3 amazing women, Datuk Dr. Nor Ashikin Mokhtar, an obstetrics and gynecology specialist, Weena Marcus who is Miss Tourism Malaysia 2009/2010, and Juanita Ramayah, former HITZ radion host and current TV host sharing their personal thoughts on personal hygiene. I believe one of the most important tips they shared was that it's not good to entirely wash your vajayjay with normal soap. With Lactacyd, it generally helps to maintain the ecosystem balance and at the same time protects your vagina from being exposed to unnecessary bacteria.

That's not all we did! Blessed to be able to be present, we also had a moment to express self-love by creating our own 'Loving Me Basket'. If you know me well, you'd know im a sucker over flowers! With a seasoned florist being present, we were guided by the florist on how to make our own bouquet of flowers accompanied by Lactacyd products. As a first timer, I'd think I did pretty well in decorating my basket right?

Well, that's enough sharing for the day. I hope you know that it's very important to take care of your miss V as it plays a huge role in protecting your health. For your information, Lactacyd contains lactic acid that helps maintain the PH balance of your V. So stop washing it with tap water and start giving it a little extra love. Trust me, with a healthy V, you'd be a healthier you! Feel great and boost your confidence with Lactacyd. Also, be sure to follow their official social sites as i heard that they will be running a 'Be The Best You on V Day' campaign throughout the month of February 2019.

#BeTheBestYouonVDay #LactacydVLoveYou

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Science On Skin | UV Porcelain+ - Review after 1 month of consuming

With high-tech technology taking over the era, even beauty has taken their skills up a notch. When we talk about youth, its all about preventing wrinkles from forming on the skin, and what better way than to prevent wrinkles by applying sunblock daily. As a beauty enthusiast, it's definite that UV rays are the cause of wrinkles as they cause the skin to age faster than it should. Moving forward to a more revolutionary of inner sunblock, Science on Skin has launched the SOS UV Porcelain+ 'inner sunblock' skincare supplement.

Just for the record, before I got the hold of this for myself, I saw good reviews on this by a few of my friends who have tried this when they launched in Malaysia earlier in 2018. And when I met them in person, I do see that their skin has improved showing radiance, smoother texture, firmness and of course reduction of pigmentation. If you have been following me through my beauty diary, you would know that my main concern has always been pigmentation (since im always out in the sun), which led me to be very interested in SOS UV Porcelain+ to give my skin and body extra protection.


The first thing that came into my mind when I first heard about it was 'what is SOS UV Porcelain+'? Well, to answer your question, its a breakthrough in skincare technology offering oral skin supplements with its triple action formulation for broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection as well as stimulation of collagen, elastin production, and skin brightening and whitening. A little skeptical at first, but after going through some thought about it, the best way has always been from within. And yes, I mean by the food we consume, your body fitness and consider this supplement as a booster to give your body that extra boost in protection.


Going into more details on SOS UV Porcelain+, I also got a little curious about what ingredients and if they are safe. After doing a little digging, rest assured that the active ingredients of SOS UV Porcelain+ are encapsulated in quality modified release capsules and are under strict control of the US FDA ensuring that proper transport of valuable ingredients through the stomach is being absorbed by the body. Consider it more of a simplified diet, say instead of eating 50 tomatoes in a day, it has been simplified into a single 750mg capsule to consume daily.


The ultimate benefit that I look forward to from SOS UV Porcelain+ would be that it blocks off harmful UV rays and provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection making it a great defense for my body to acknowledge on especially when im always loving the sun. It also claims to reduce sun sensitivity and lightens and brightens overall skin tone for a luminous, glowing complexion. Its Manufactured in the USA and Certified by US FDA to reassure to you once again that it has been tested and definitely safe to consume.


So just a short hands-on review, I got myself a box which contained 30 capsules packaged in individual blisters and every morning before breakfast, I would usually take one capsule and apply sunblock just before being exposed to the sun. For the first 2 weeks, I didn't see much difference other than seeing my skin scars getting lighter but moving forward to the 3rd and 4th week is where I started to see a huge difference. Other than seeing some of my pigmentations looking less obvious, my skin complexion was amazing. It was bouncier, smoother and has made my skin tone look more even.


As a verdict, I would have to say that its an amazing supplement to consider if you want to focus on keeping your skin look healthy. In terms of repurchasing, I would have to comment that its a little pricey when a box of SOS UV Porcelain+ cost RM429 to last you a month, but I would definitely opt for this rather than those unsafe whitening injection that has yet to be verified as legal in Malaysia. I wanted to add my before photo, but give me a while to hunt for that photo and you'll definitely see the difference. Hehe

Science On Skin