Sunday, July 28, 2019

[REVIEW] Byme Skincare | Plant based sources skincare (Suitable for All skin types including Sensitive skin)

An honest review of Byme Skincare
Recently explored a new skincare brand and I kinda think that the name of the brand is super cute, namely 'Byme' Skincare with a tagline of 'By me for you'. Hehe. Before I get into details on the products, let me share with you what makes Byme a convincing brand to me. The concept behind Byme skincare products is actually that they use naturally derived ingredients that would give a result of effortless beauty. And yes, this would also mean that their ingredients are plant-based sources which gives me a sense of relief when using it (especially when im currently 7 months pregnant!).

The current 5 products that are available by Byme Skincare
Founded by Bonnie Low, she had skin issues herself when she was younger which prevented her from using conventional skincare products. Because she has sensitive skin, she had very limited options and had to go for medicinal skin care products which she's prescribed to. With that in mind, she decided to come up with Byme Skincare with a mission to bright out the best in you by formulating skincare that provides you with beautifully hydrated skin. Now, let's get into details on the products that 'Byme' has to offer. 

Radiant Glow Gentle Cleansing Water

Radiant Glow Gentle Cleansing Water
Comes in a plastic bottle
The Radiant Glow Gentle Cleansing water is more of a makeup remover that would gently cleanse your skin after a long day. After about a week of owning this gentle cleansing water, I personally use it as a makeup remover, or simply when I need an extra cleanse when my skin feels like it's covered with pollutants. It has this similar feel to a micellar water makeup remover, but I like it a lot more because it's more gentle and it leaves the skin feeling soft and supple after using it. It contains a variant of vitamin B5 infusion that would naturally skin well hydrated. 

Apply it on a cotton pad
Results after one swipe to remove makeup
I'd say it does a pretty good job in removing makeup
It comes in a plastic bottle with a black cap that contains 120ml of cleansing water. Usually, I would use a cotton pad and dap an adequate amount of cleansing water and wipe off my make up by gently by wiping the cotton pad on my face. I was pretty impressed that despite putting very light pressure as I was removing my makeup, this did a pretty good job without really making my skin feel likes it's being harshly exfoliated. It's not oily, and it really leaves a clean finish. I approve!

Radiant Glow Cleansing Mousse
Radiant Glow Cleansing Mousse
After removing makeup, the next step is to use the Radiant Glow Cleansing Mousse. From the name itself, you would have guessed that it's a foam cleanser which is one of my favorite type of cleansers! It comes out in rich lather and the best part is, its a soap-free cleansing mousse! Being soap-free, it would unlikely cause any irritation to the skin, and how it gently removes impurities is through their active ingredients which would be the German Chamomile extract. It comes in a plastic pump bottle and contains about 150ml of product. 

Comes in a foam texture
Pump 2 times on palm and apply to face
Cleanse in a circular motion then rinse
The benefit behind a cleansing mousse would be that it's naturally derived from coconuts, this ingredient is toxin-free, easily-rinsed off, and leaves no residue and irritation. It has also been clinically proven to improve skins pH balance while providing comfort when cleansing. I personally would pump 2 times onto my palms and lather onto the face while gently massaging face in a circular motion. Once cleansed, gently rinse off with water. I actually love the refreshing feel of my skin after cleansing as there's no tight drying feeling on the skin, and just as it claims, it leaves the skin feeling supple and cleansed

Radiant Glow Skin Essence

Radiant Glow Skin Essence
Comes in a 120ml plastic bottle
Once youre done cleansing, next would be to apply the Radiant Glow Skin Essence. This is apparently a two in one toner and serum that hydrates the skin effectively with its active ingredients to improve on hydration and cell structure. If youre looking to make your skin glow within this range, this would be the secret to it! It comes in a 120ml plastic bottle with a white cap which I appreciate since the size of the bottle is almost similar to the Radiant Glow Gentle Cleansing Water. Very thoughtful of them to think this through by differentiating the product by color coding the caps. 

The texture is like a slightly thick liquid
Very concentrated essence that works as a toner and serum
The essence is formulated to reduce inflammation and has been clinically tested to improve the skin's barrier and prevents rashes and breakouts. The ingredients are also naturally derived from reed flowers and fuling china root. Its toxin-free and cruelty-free making it suitable for all skin types while providing sufficient protection and nourishment for the skin. For this, I would usually dab a sufficient amount onto the palms of my hands and gently tap my face until the essence is fully absorbed. The texture is slightly on the sticky side if you ask me, but after a few minutes, till the essence is fully absorbed, you'd hardly notice the sticky feeling on the skin. I guess it takes a while for the skin to absorb the essence. 

Radiant Glow Complexion Cream
Radiant Glow Complexion Cream
Thick creamy texture, similar to sunblock
And to lock in the essence, it's always good to have the Radiant Glow Complexion Cream as a moisturizer which may also act as a makeup base. By using the Radiant Glow Complexion Cream, this rejuvenates the skin cells and brightens the complexion while providing hydration for the skin. It also has a mild sun blocking agent to keep your skin protected from harsh UV rays, but of course, it's always best to apply proper sunscreen for extra protection. It comes in a small pump bottle that contains about 30ml of product. 

Easy to apply and works great as a makeup base
Since the texture of the cream is a little heavy, I would use 1 pump of it and apply it onto the 5 points of my face. Gently spreading it out to ensure that its evenly spread out, the only comment that I have for this would be that it does leave your skin feeling slightly greasy, but it works great with makeup as it keeps your makeup fresh to last you throughout the day. Not a fan of the greasy texture, but once you apply your loose powder, youre good to go as it leaves your skin with a smooth finish. 

Radiant Glow Hydrating Essence Face Mask Box (5pcs)

Radiant Glow Hydrating Essence Face Mask
There are instructions on the back of the pack as well
For an extra boost in moisture, I actually really enjoyed using the Radiant Glow Hydrating Essence Face Mask. The mask is silky and translucent, so it feels really comfortable to leave it on the skin while you wait for the mask to do all the work. Designed to hydrate the skin with its naturally derived moisturizing ingredients, it has been proven to leave my skin soft and supple after application. The mask pack has instructions on it and it would be recommended to leave it on for about 20-30 minutes for best results.    

Easy to apply and it's very thin
Generous with the essence
Use the extra's to wipe on body
When opening the individually packed mask, you'll find 3 layers of sheets that protect the mask. I usually remove the white sheet first, then gently apply it directly to the skin with the blue sheet facing outwards. Once satisfied with placing, remove the blue sheet and adjust the mask to your liking. The mask is so juicy that even after applying it on your face, you would also notice that there is extra essence in the pack. Don't let good essence go to waste, and maybe just apply it on your body. 


What are my thoughts on Byme Skincare?
As a verdict, I would have to say that im impressed with Byme Skincare products and I honestly feel that the product is very safe for those who would like to opt for products that are toxin-free and cruelty-free. I am also convinced that the formulation for each product is effective and I find it a bonus that their products are derived from natural ingredients. What more can you really ask for from a skincare set? Hehe. It's minimal, and it does the job! In terms of price, I would say that it may be a little on the higher end, but for something that doesn't contain harsh ingredients that would harm the skin, its a fair price charge since it worked on my skin very well without giving me any breakouts. 

RM289 for a whole complete set (as image)
On a personal note, if you would want to know what would be my top 3 products to get from the range, I would highly recommend you to try their Radiant Glow Gentle Cleansing Water, The Radiant Glow Hydrating Essence Face Mask or the Radiant Glow Skin Essence as they are currently my top 3 favorite products to use by Byme Skincare. So be sure to try it out if youre looking for safe skincare that would instead improve your skin condition as you follow a minimal skincare routine. Do also check out their official websites below for more information. 

If youve came this far in my review, well good news!  Byme Skincare gave me a special discount code for me to share where you’ll get 10% off your purchase! So if you wanna try any of their products, nows a good time. All you need to do is apply the Discount code: ALIZA10 upon checkout and you’ll get 10% off instantly! You’ll also get Free shipping if purchase 2 or more items. Be fast cause the code will only be active starting from 15 August to 20 September 2019.

Byme Skincare

Saturday, July 27, 2019

The Face of Healthy Beauty | Guardian's Beauty Days

The 16 grand finalists of The Face of Healthy Beauty
Hello guys! If you recalled my earlier post, Guardian Malaysia had this hunt for 'The Face of Healthy Beauty' and now it has come to the Grand finals on the 27th of July 2019. With 16 grand finalist present today, they were hunted from a nation-wide quest with over 1,100 entries for this contest which includes making a pass to be within the 400 shortlisted candidates and 100 semi-finals from 4 different regions in Malaysia.

One of the contestants creating thier delicious healthy terranium for the judges as one of the challenges.
Through this quest as Guardian seeks for their Brand Ambassadors, they have found many qualified women who have their own unique stories of personal struggles and life obstacles that they have overcome and many have their own achievements to become strong role models in their own individual way. Being present during the grand finals, i must say that everyone of them had strong personalities with a very humble heart as they compete to represent Guardian to be their brand ambassador.

Nurul Ezzaty explaining her healthy edible terrarium to the judges at the Grand Finale of The Face of Healthy Beauty
After throughly going through the finalist, Guardian found their 16 grand finalist that qualifies to be Guardians Face of Healthy Beauty, who carrires a character of living life to the fullest in a healthy way, and has good balance of distinctive style and personality. Through this seach, they will carry a huge role to be examples of Guardians brand philosophy of good health foundation is the secret to true beauty.

With 4 winners being chosen today, each winner will sign a one-year contract as Guardian Brand Ambassadors that comes with RM10,000 cash, RM10,000 Guardian couchers and RM5,000 each for them to give to a charity organization of their choice. They will also be featured on the Cover of Guardians Brand catalogues and other collaterals and also receive products from participating sponsors of the campaign.

Karyl Chee, Yasmin Khalid, DY Cho, Nurul Ezzaty Hasbullah and Nur Aimi Abdul Ghani posing for the media at the Grand Finale of The Face of Healthy Beauty
In addition to the four winners, there were also eight catergory winners which were awarded by sponsors namely, Most Healthy by Blackmores, Most Elegant by Bio-essence, Most Youthful by Garnier, Most Expressive Eyes by Loreal, Most Passionate by Maybelline, Most Confident by Nivea, Most Cheerful by Safi and Most Charming by TRESemmé.

From left - Nur Aimi Abdul Ghani (31), Nurul Ezzaty Hasbullah (23), Karyll Chee (23) and Yasmin Khalid (23) were crowned as Guardian's Face of Healthy Beauty. 
To end my post, in case youre wondering who won The Face Of Healthy Beauty Challenge, i would like to congratulate, Karyll Chee Kar Yee, Yasmind Khalid, Nurul Ezzaty and Nur Aimi for deservingly winning the top 4 positions to be crowned as Guardians official Brand Ambassadors. With all their haid work and motivation in maintaining a beautiful healthy lifestyle, i hope they do continue to embrance their skills into education the community on what represents healthy beauty.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Lenovo | Offers Pre-Installed Microsoft Office Home & Student 2019 Suite in Malaysia

Varinderjit SinghGeneral Manager of Lenovo MalaysiaWong Yuen LaiConsumer Segment Lead and Vlasta BerkaSenior Director of Microsoft South East Asia Device Sales showcase the new Lenovo IdeaPad C340, L340, S340 and S540 after the announcement of the partnership of Lenovo and Microsoft, alongside with Lenovo Friends – Nabila Razali, Farhan Mazlan and Shalma Eliana.
Lenovo as the world’s leading PC manufacturer today announced a partnership with Microsoft to offer preinstall Windows 10 based consumer PCs with Office Home & Student 2019 suite. Lenovo customers who purchase the new IdeaPad and IdeaCentre series – Lenovo IdeaPad C340, S340, S540, and L340 as well as Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO A340 will have lifetime access to the full version of Microsoft’s essential applications for everyday use, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Onedrive.

(From L to R) ‘Lenovo Friends’ Nabila Razali, Farhan Mazlan and Shalma Eliana testing the features
 offered by Lenovo IdeaPad C340, L340 and S340.
Lenovo’s newly launched line of IdeaPad and IdeaCentre devices are suitable for those who want a reliable and versatile workhorse, which readily adapts to your everyday work and entertainment needs without breaking the bank. Coupled with this landmark partnership between Lenovo and Microsoft, users can immediately fire-up their brand-new device and get to work right away.

Presenting the latest line of Lenovo IdeaPads and the IdeaCentre

Lenovo IdeaPad C340

Lenovo IdeaPad C340 - Retails from RM2,799

Equipped with up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processing, the Lenovo IdeaPad C340 provides the best performance in terms of speed and responsiveness which is perfect for productivity, creativity, and entertainment for the users. With Rapid Charge technology, the versatile laptop can fuel up to 80% battery capacity in just one hour, allowing users a worry-free and mobile experience all day.

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 & S540

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 - Retails from RM2,599

Lenovo IdeaPad S540 - Retails from RM3,499

Powered with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, Lenovo IdeaPad S340 and S540 offers heavy-duty performance in addition to its premium look and feel with slim top and side bezels and up to FHD resolution. IdeaPad S340 is equipped with Dolby Audio™, bringing the users best audio experience with theatre-like sound effect. With the optional NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics, IdeaPad S540 is ready to impress with its style of narrow-bezel display, luxurious color palette, and diamond-cut aluminum chassis, alongside with impressive battery life that’s the perfect companion for the always-on generation.

Lenovo IdeaPad L340

Lenovo IdeaPad L340 - Retails from RM1,799

The Lenovo IdeaPad L340 comes with Lenovo Vantage’s Eye Care Mode which reduces blue light emission and minimize the risk of eye strain. The IdeaPad L340 is also equipped with TrueBlock Privacy Shutter which allows the users to close the webcam for privacy purpose. Aside from that, its rapid recharging technology and stunning audio, performance, and visuals makes it your always go-to device for work.

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO A340

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO A340 - Retails from RM2,199

Lenovo Ideacentre AIO A340 impresses with its sleek design and stunning 90% screen-to-body ratio which is crafted to perfection with a unique asymmetrical stand for the minimal and modern home. The powerful all-in-one runs seamlessly and smoothly which is suitable for users who are require heavy multitasking machines.

For more information on these Lenovo products and more, please visit

Starbucks celebrates THREE years of Silent Brewing

Presenting the certification Advance Coffee Masters Awards
If you haven't heard of Starbucks World First Starbucks Signing Store, then you have to make your way to Bangsar Village. This happens to be the first Starbucks signing Store located in Bangsar Village II and to commemorate this milestone, Starbucks showcased the passion and growth of their deaf partners by presenting them with the certification of Advance Coffee Masters, as they have deservingly developed their barista skills and coffee knowledge.

The Advance Coffee Masters
Present during the celebration, we had Rina Siew, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager for Starbucks Malaysia and Brunei who shared that Starbucks will always endeavor to create a culture of diversity and inclusion. The concept came about for more than three years ago to offer the deaf and hard of hearing community in Malaysia with employment and career advancement opportunities. And with this platform, their deaf partners are recognized as certified Coffee Masters who have achieved in completing their Advanced Coffee Master Program.

Showing how good coffee is being prepared at Starbucks
Attendees of the anniversary learning how to do sign language
The Advanced Coffee Masters Program teaches qualified baristas new coffee mastery skills for different coffee requirements. Thus, with the newly-certified Deaf Advanced Coffee Masters, they are now able to brew coffee using the Pour Over Method. The Deaf baristas here are also qualified to conduct coffee chat sessions with the public using sign language and throughout these three years, the Starbucks Signing Store advocates continuous learning and development of each barista.

Congratulations to the Coffee Masters for reaching this milestone
With this equal opportunity being given, the Signing Store partners have proved their confidence in working and handling a variety of brewing equipment professionally. This also raises awareness about the Deaf culture at the workplace to surrounding communities. They do not only make just a cup of coffee but also share their warm approach of Starbucks through their perspective. The Dead Coffee Masters in Malaysia are distinguishable by their black aprons that feature a special embroidery with 'Starbucks' in Malaysian Sign Language.


The current team at Starbucks Bangsar Signing Store
Dedicated to empowering the hearing-impaired community throughout Malaysia, Starbucks Malaysia has announced plans to open the first Starbucks Signing Store in Penang. Mimicking the Starbucks Signing Store in Bangsar Village II, the Deaf baristas in the Penang Signing Store will get the opportunity to develop soft skills, such as work ethics, teamwork, and career attributes. The Penang Signing Store is scheduled to open by the end of this year.

Exclusive Signing merchandise
Exclusively available ONLY at Starbucks Signing Stores
The Pour Over brewing method is available at the Signing Store starting 25 July 2019 and customers can now experience a coffee signing session on a scheduled basis by Advanced Coffee Masters. Starbucks Malaysia has also launched a series of new exclusive Signing Store merchandise collection in conjunction with the 3rd-anniversary celebration. The merchandise is priced from RM25 onwards and is only available at the Starbucks Signing Store at Bangsar Village II.

For more information, please visit the Starbucks Malaysia website at

Thursday, July 25, 2019

[REVIEW] Ururu Collagen | Japan Premium

Presenting Ururu Collagen by Japan Premium
Collagen being one of the essential skin needs to prevent wrinkles, heading towards my 30's, I've been exploring different types of collagen in the market, and someone one particular brand from Japan Premium caught my eye. The Ururu Collagen is a supplement that has been in the market since 1961, and I believe that it has survived in the market up till today for a good reason too! In today's blog post, I'll be sharing with you my thoughts on the Ururu Collagen from Japan Premium.

All the details on the packaging are pretty much in Japanese 
When is the best time to start taking collagen? Well, honestly speaking, I would say that when youre in your mid-twenties would be the best time to start taking collagen to maintain that bouncy skin of yours. Takin collagen daily promotes and boost not only the skin but also enhances the health of your hair and nails too!


Got me the minipack which consists of 15 packs
In case of youre wondering what are the benefits of collagen, some of the reasons why collagen has been crazy for beauty enthusiast to add into their supplement is because its belief to ease joint pains while enhancing beauty. It is also believed that it reverses skin aging and reduce cellulite in the body too. But the most popular reason is usually that it smoothens your skin texture as it leaves your skin looking plumped and soft.

Some fun facts about collagen are that there are about 20 different types of collagen in our body. Each collagen plays a vital role in body functions such as formation and maintaining internal organs. As mentioned in the previous paragraph, collagen is essential for smooth skin as it is responsible to prevent wrinkles, as it encourages the skin to have better elasticity.

What it looks like on the inside
So, if youre seeking for some extra boost of collagen in your body, the Ururu Collagen is something I would consider you to try. It is specially formulated with nano collagen with 90%+ absorption rate. It also naturally brings out the natural glow from your body as it provides your body with essential nutrients to enhance the surface of the skin.


Contains 2g of Ururu Collagen
Each box comes in individual packs for easy consumption, and each pack has about 2g of Ururu Collagen content. I actually like that it comes in individual packaging as it maintains the freshness of the product. When you open it up, the form of the collagen is in powder form which looks like the image above accompanied by peachy granules. Usually, the collagen that I've previously consumed has a fishy smell to it, and surprisingly this smell a little fruity.

How I consume it: Mix it with blackcurrant juice ( or any juice of your preference)
Then stir the drink
To consume this, usually consume this at night just before bed, and I would usually like to mix this with my blackcurrant juice. You can opt to mix it with water or consume it as it is, but its always more fun with more flavors. Hehe. The collagen powder is derived from fish and the peach granules are cherry blossom and herbal extract. In the form of taste, I would say that it's super easy to consume as it tastes pretty good too (more on the sweet side)!

And enjoy! It tastes pretty good since it has a sweet peachy taste to it
Since I've only gotten myself a pack that is good for 2 weeks, what I noticed would be that it improves my digestive system within the first week. I can actually feel that I have easier bowel movements and I had no constipation problems throughout the week. On the 2nd week of consuming Ururu Collagen, I must say that my metabolism somehow felt more energetic. It's like I had more energy to make my way to the gym or to just go for a breeze walk.

Be sure to try this if youre looking for quality standard collagen
Ururu Collagen retails at RM329.80 for a box of 62 sachets, but if you purchase this from Japan Premium, you can get it for RM199.00 instead! I would roughly have to say a box of Ururu Collagen is good to last you for about 2 months, and the brand claims that you will definitely see the difference within the first month after consuming the Ururu Collagen daily. I've only consumed this for about 2 weeks, and as a verdict, I would say that it does improve my skin appearance very lightly, but I believe I may need to constantly consume this to see better results.

Well, I guess I'll keep my post short. Thank you so much for reading this blog post, and I hope that it has assisted you in your inquiries or curiosities. Since it's from Japan, I believe that the product is reliable and it really contributed to the health of my skin. For more information or if you would like to purchase this for you to try, you can head over to Japan Premium to read more on information and maybe get it for yourself to try.

Ururu Collagen