Saturday, June 22, 2019

Park Shin Hye in Malaysia | Launch of Mamonde Red Energy Recovery Serum


Park Shin Hye is in Malaysia!
K-drama fans, if youre a fan of Park Shin Hye, believe it or not, that she was breathing in the same air as we did here in Malaysia. On the 21st of June 2019, Mamonde's brand ambassador, and also top Korean actress Park Shin Hye was here in Malaysia to officiate the launch of the Mamonde Red Energy Recovery Serum which is now available at Watsons stores nationwide!

Presenting the latest product lunch by Mamonde, Red Energy Recovery Serum
Introducing to you the Red Energy Recovery Serum, it's one of the many premium products by Mamonde that addresses skin aging as well as helps to recover and revitalize exhausted skin, providing your skin an extra boost of nutrition to bring it back to its optimal condition. Made out of two premium ingredients namely pomegranate and Blossoming Energy, the serum smoothens and allows the skin to glow from within by strengthening the skins moisture barrier while promoting the skins turnover cycle.

Park Shin Hye in her cutest form
The texture of the serum is very lightweight, worth trying this out!
Coming from a 28-year study of flowers, Mamonde's latest innovation offers the Blossoming Energy that has been inspired by flowers. The active ingredient helps to boost skins energy like how flowers are observed throughout their lifecycle, and with that in mind, Mamonde has discovered a new unique component that helps flowers to bloom and survive longer than its usual lifespan! This component has then been extracted and developed to become the core ingredient for the Red Energy Recovery Serum.

Be sure to join in the fun at the Red Garden (17th June to 23rd June 2019) 
Smelling the flowers at the Garden used in Mamonde products
Oh, we got free DIY bookmarks too!
To celebrate the launch, Mamonde created a beautiful Red Garden in the City event held at the center court of Mid Valley Megamall for a walk through Mamonde's sensorial glasshouse where you get to experience the floral journey and also soak in the energy or Pomegranate flower used in the formulation of the Red Energy Recovery Serum. Mamonde's Red garden in the City will be held from the 17th to the 23rd of June 2019. There will be a series of brand experiential activities and with special promotions being offered during the 7-day event.

Also dont forget to checkout their worthy instagramable photobooth!
You can also be creative by taking a close up photo with a backdrop filled with flowers
Since I was there with my best friend, we managed to join in the activities for the event where we got to take photos of their photobooth and get unlimited photo printing instantly! There is also a Mamonde Garden Café with flower beverages served to customers who spend a minimum of RM180, an adopt a flower activity where you can bring home your favorite flower in its seed form planted in a mini pot with soil as well. There's not much time left to enjoy the garden, so be sure to miss out on this exciting opportunity as you get your hands on the latest Red Energy Recovery Serum to try it out for yourself.


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In my earlier post, im not if you recalled that I've shared that Mamonde has collaborated with Watsons, and now, they have expanded their sales channels to over 50 Watsons Malaysia stores nationwide. It is now launched at selected Watsons stores, the Red Energy Recovery Serum is available in 30ml for RM130. It is also available on Watsons Online Website.

Mamonde Malaysia

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Phantom Of The Opera Live in Kuala Lumpur | Worth Every Penny!

Presenting The Phantom Of The Opera LIVE in Malaysia
Currently the biggest musical happening right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The Phantom Of the Opera secretly has a special place in all our hearts and after their visit from Manila to Singapore, now they are performing live in Kuala Lumpur for the very first time to delight fans of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic Musical Masterpiece. The Phantom Of the Opera will be performing from the 15th of June till the 7th of July 2019, and tickets are selling like hotcakes!

The 'Masqurade' Scene
With a cast filled with musical enthusiasts, making their first step into Malaysia, the cast had a challenging task to adapt to a different environment, while delivering eight shows a week for three weeks in a foreign country. With the main stage actors being Jonathan Roxmouth as 'The Phantom", Meghan Picerno as Christine Daaé and Matt Leisy as Raoul, the show was a spectacular masterpiece that any enthusiast of performing arts would surely enjoy witnessing.

With Jonathan Roxmount, the actor behind the Phantom
Just before witnessing the show, I personally got the opportunity to catch the South African stage actor, Jonathan Roxmount, who shared his perspective on Malaysia by saying that 'Malaysia is humid, and that for any singer that helps. It keeps everything moist and lubricated". He also shared that 'This production is different. In that, it is brand spanking new. What you'll see is what you'll see in London and New York but the way it fits together is different. The technology used is the most current up to date state of the art technology'.

Some backstage visits on the props
The musical orchestra played live during the show
Going into a little sneak peek on what you can expect from the musical theater, the transitions of every scene is magical, and the production has taken the challenge to keep up with the entertainment industry by working very closely with the latest technology available without giving the audience any buffering experiences as the set changes to a different scene. Being able to witness all that in person, I would have to say that it's amazing how an audience can really gage with the performance instantly from when the show begins.

The romance scene where Christine and Raoul confess their love
Other than the show being located in a spectacular venue, Istana Budaya, Kuala Lumpur, The Phantom of The Opera also offers a performance filled with ballet, the arts of opera singers, classical acts and custom made costumes that were exclusively made for the production. Thus for tickets priced from RM200 onwards, you will be able to experience the whole London & New York Broadway experience in the comfort of your own country! You'll also be able to witness the dazzling replica of the Paris Opera House Chandelier which is 3 metres wide and weighs 308kgs.

The Story Line 

The scene when the Phantom took Christine to his secret lair
The Phantom of The Opera is based on the classic novel Le Fantome de L'Opéra by Gaston Leroux which tells a tale of a disfigured musical genius known only as of the Phantom who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. Mesmerized by the talent and beauty of a young soprano, Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her. Unaware of Christine's love for Raoul, the Phantoms obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness, and passions collide. Presented by Lunchbox Productions, Base Entertainment Asia and TEG Dainty, it's a musical theatre that is not to be missed!

Personal thoughts on The Phantom Of The Opera

Watched The Phantom Of the Opera first-hand Ind i have to say that I am impressed!
Just a short review if youre looking to find out if the ticket price is worth it, well, as the title says, it's worth every penny with an astounding performance. With a combination of all sorts of backgrounds of the performing arts, it would surely impress even first-timers who has never witness the arts of musical theatre. Despite already watching the show, I actually wouldn't mind watching it again as the cast of the theater shares emotions that the audience can relate to. Other than that, if you've grown up with the literature, it would bring you memories of the classic novel as the theatre brings the story to life on stage for you ending the show with at least three calls by the audience. Really, really worth it!

Mandatory photo for memories that would last a lifetime
Tickets are available on ticketcharge.com.my and the performance times are at 8.30pm from Tuesdays to Fridays, and 2pm & 8.30pm for Saturdays & Sundays. A little bird told me that the tickets are running out fast, so be sure to secure your tickets while there are will available. Ticket prices starts from RM200, which excludes booking fee of RM4 per ticket.

The Phantom Of The Opera

Friday, June 14, 2019

2 In 1 Deodorant & Perfume | Dashing

Dashing's 2 in 1 Deodorant + Perfume
Now, I believe that we all believe that scent plays a huge role in society, be it if your going on your first date, going for an interview for a new job, or just trying to impress the in-laws that you have some hygiene morality. Other than that, I guess finding the right scent is crucial to boost your self-esteem as you start your day confident. So in today's post, I'll be sharing about a 2-in-1 Deodorant and perfume for men which I've stumbled upon in stores that would make your life so much easier when youre rushing out the door.

Claims to last at least 880 sprays!
Being married now, I do notice that my husband likes to use both deodorant AND perfume before stepping out the door but I can understand the struggle that he goes through to find a perfume scent that would match his deodorant. If it doesn't compliment each other, the scent could be a disaster! But now with Dashing's latest product featuring Deodorant and perfume in one bottle, it's easier to smell great without thinking about getting two different products to worry about.

Comes in a spray plastic bottle = lightweight to bring around
Talking about premium perfume fragrances, you have to agree that it comes with a big budget to splurge on and its no wonder that most of my male friends refuse to use perfumes but opt to go for deodorants instead to remove bad body odor. But now, imagine that you won't have to worry about burning a hole in your wallet, cause the Dashing Deo + Perfume Body Spray is super affordable and anyone can afford it. YAY! I believe that Dashing has done a great job in providing products that are affordable and complete for anyone who may want to be more concerned about hygiene.

DASHING DEO + PERFUME

Here are the 4 variants that are avaialble
Introducing to you the Dashing Deo + Perfume as your quick solution to bad body odor. This Deo and perfume combo product is formulated with anti-odor technology that is also anti-bacterial and claims to last up to 24 hours. With 24 hours of protection over body odor, this would surely leave you smelling amazing throughout the day. Be it from work to an evening of sports with friends, Dashing has got you covered. This is by far the first of its kind that I've seen in the market that functions as a deodorant and perfume all in one bottle. It comes in 4 variety of scents namely, Hattrick, Ultimate Kick, Speed, and Hitman.

SCENT REVIEW (from a female's perspective) 

The Ultimate Kick (My extreme favourite)
Hattrick
Starting off with Hattrick, I would have to say that this leaves a very fresh sporty smell. With light notes of apple and citrus, it then gently fades in a light floral amber scent. The Ultimate Kick, on the other hand, smells like a winner (and my personal favorite). It has a musky sophiticated scent that represent a modern man living in the '50 shades of grey' lifestyle. Hehe. With scents of summer, it features notes of lemon, followed by cardamom with hints of musky vanilla. Next would be Speed which smells a little stronger to cover up your sweat when youre playing sports. Its features a very musky scent with light fruity notes. And last but not least would be the Hitman which has been inspired by men who are active and sporty. It has a citrus cucumber scent followed by notes of Sichuan pepper, lavender with hints of patchouli and Gaiac Wood.

Hitman

Speed
Believe it or not, I've been told that this deodorant perfume is beyond any other deodorant that you've tried because its literally in its own world. Its formulated with 100% deodorant formulation and it claims to last long because you better believe that this 1 bottle can hold up to 880 sprays, which is equivalent to last you for at least 146 days. *mindblown* That is almost half a year guys! It comes in a 120ml spray bottle and has been designed in a minimalist plastic bottle so that it's easy to bring it around to anywhere you go.

With 24 hours protection with anti bacterial and anti odour features, its definitely perfect for anyone who is on the go.
Now that you know the existence of Dashing Deo + Body Spray, you must be wondering how much does it retail at? Well, you wouldn't believe it, but it retails at RM12.20 only and can be purchased nationwide in supermarkets, hypermarkets and on online shopping platforms. A personal note, I find this a great gift for fathers day and even for the man of your life, as you can just get the whole set for less than RM50! That is unbelievable and that's all you need to smell amazing for the next 2 years. Insane! Well, signing off before I talk too much, you may also check out their social sites for more information on their latest products. Hope you found this insightful and till my next post. xx

Dashing Malaysia

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

My Pregnancy Skincare | Pure Calmille by Yves Rocher

Pure Calmille by Yves Rocher
Being pregnant also mostly means I have to avoid a lot of chemicals that contain within skincare. I've been doing some research on what kind of chemicals to avoid, and also some website claims that these chemicals won't affect your pregnancy if it's used in moderate amount (which I have no clue on how moderate, is moderate). So, sticking to a better safe than sorry method, let's limit ourselves to less chemicals during pregnancy to avoid any unnecessary reactions.

Beauty ingredients to avoid during preganncy
I've been following thebump for more pregnancy tips and according to the site, the main ingredients to avoid or limit would be Retinoids, Tetracycline, Salicylic Acid, and Benzoyl Peroxide. Generally, I noticed that most acne treatment skincare contains most of these ingredients, so if youre on an acne skincare routine, be sure to keep a lookout on the ingredients. Thus this leads me to look for a more natural brand that focuses on natural ingredients, and that's how I leaned towards Yves Rocher.

Since I just wanted minimal skincare usage for myself during my pregnancy, I was opting for skincare that is more calming and gentle for the skin and apparently, the salesperson in the store recommended me the Pure Calmille Range as its also suitable for those with sensitive skin as well. This being my second purchase, I just had to share how amazing this product has been to me while complimenting my hormones of that natural pregnancy glowing skin. hehe. Let's hop into the review and my thoughts on this.

REVIEWING PURE CALMILLE

Pure Calmille Cleansing Gel - RM27
Gel texture does not foam too much
I bought myself the Pure Calmille Cleansing Gel and the Pure Calmille Moisturizing Cream that is both formulated out of organically-grown camomile from La Gacilly. So, im usually never a fan of gel cleansers, but after giving the Pure Calmille Cleansing Gel a go, I am hooked! The cleanser really smells like chamomile, so that a downside if youre not a fan of floral scent. But as a cleanser, it really cleanses well despite my skin being oily at the end of the day. Plus, after washing it off every single time, it leaves this naturally cool feeling on my skin and at the same time maintaining the moisture of my skin. Just to clarify what im trying to say, it doesn't leave your skin with that squeaky clean feeling that makes youre skin feel tight.

Pure Calmille Moisturizing Cream - RM46
Very rich cream texture
Does not require a lot to spread around face
After cleansing, i then use the Pure Calmille Moisturizing Cream to just lock in the moisture while protecting my skin with a layer of cream. The cream is designed to naturally soften while providing protective properties to the skin. In terms of long term usage, i can actually see improvements of my skin especially when it comes to keeping it soft and bouncy. I would not recommend using this in thick application as the cream is very rich and not exactly lightweight, but after leaving it on for a while, the cream would slowly feel lighter as the skin absorbs the nutrients. It leaves a heavy Chamomile scent, but if you can bare with it, then I'd say its a good cream to use.

INGREDIENTS

93% made our of naturally sourced ingredients
Colourrant free, mineral oil free and paraben free
Both the cleanser and the moisturizing cream contains more than 93% ingredients from natural origins and the packaging is made out of recyclable containers to promote their support in ensuring they are sustainably managed without harming mother nature. And the best part is in fact that both these products do not contain Retinoids, Tetracycline, Salicylic Acid, and Benzoyl Peroxide, and are free from colorant, mineral oils and paraben making it pregnancy safe on my list.

Feel amazing throughout the day
Well, im going to keep this post short and thank you for getting this far into my short sharing session on my pregnancy skincare. I find these two very much essential for daily usage to keep my skin feeling clean and protected throughout the day without affecting the baby's development. My advice to mom's who are pregnant too, just keep your skincare simple to prevent any unwanted consequences. I'll be honest that the downside of Yves Rocher products is that their shelf life is only 6 months after opening, but since I believe they are more natural based, natural ingredients usually would not last that long when it comes to shelf life. Another thing to consider about this skincare range is that it really smells like Camomile. I find the scent a little strong, but I can bare with it since it feels good on my skin.

Consider this if youre looking for skincare that is safe for all skin types
I hope this post was helpful for those who are looking for safe natural skincare, and also to those who are seeking pregnancy safe products to accompany you throughout your pregnancy journey. Im already in my 3rd trimester, and I haven't changed skincare ever since I started using this. Price is fairly reasonable and if you ask me if I'd repurchase, it's a definite yes! I've left their official sites for you to check out below, so if youre interested to know more about the brand, please feel free to check out their social sites. hehe.

Yves Rocher

*This is a non-sponsored post. Products are bought with my own earnings.