Monday, November 16, 2020

[BEAUTY REVIEW] Sarah Skincare | Affordable Premium Skincare

Okay, I know I already have my favorite skincare since I've been trying out so many different types that the skincare industry has to offer. But when there's skincare that shares my name, how can I say no? Im honestly pretty flattered that there's a premium skincare brand in the market that decided to name the brand 'Sarah Skincare' as it resembles the meaning of a happy princess. Pretty sums up the meaning of my name actually, but now, I can actually explore how that meaning has been translated into the form of skincare! Without further ado, let me introduce to you Sarah Skincare. 

Sarah Skincare believes that the word Sarah perfectly matches the purpose and objective of the brand as it resembles femininity and it's a name that has been loved by Malaysians and other people around the world. Being a versatile word, Sarah Skincare is exclusively made for Malaysians by Malaysians. With that being said, this also means that it caters to skincare issues based on the country's weather aspects. Offering affordable yet premium skincare, Sarah Skincare has decided to let be very transparent with their cost in good ingredients to assure the quality of their products would assure results. Sarah Skincare currently offers 3 products namely the Anti Acne Cleansing Foam, the Acne Treatment Duo Serum, and the Enhanced Soothing Serum.

Sarah Skincare Anti Acne Cleansing Foam


Starting off with the Anti Acne Cleansing Foam, it's formulated with Papaya enzymes (a fav ingredient of mine) which is known to exfoliate, removes dead skin, and cleanses the pores thoroughly. To complement that, there's also menthol and coconut oil which helps in removing blackheads while providing the skin with hydration. To basically conclude the functions that this cleanser provides, it would be that in cleanse, exfoliates, and repairs. 


It comes in a bottle of 60ml which pumps out foam. For those who are not aware of the differences between foam and non-foam cleanser, foam cleansers are cleansers that are in a foamy lather, and this type of cleanser is well known to be ideal for removing oil, layers of makeup, and even hard to wash off sunscreen. Usually, they dry out the skin, but what makes Sarah Skincare's cleanser different would be that it hydrates after cleansing since it contains coconut oil making it a well-thought-of cleanser. Upon applying this on my skin, it glides really smooth and cleanses the skin pretty well. After patting my skin dry, my skin definitely doesn't feel oily but instead, it feels moisturizing. 

Sarah Skincare Acne Treatment Duo Serum


I never really knew that there's a specialized serum that not only targets acne but also provides brightening effects as well. The Acne Treatment Duo Serum contains Vitamin B3, Honey extract, Hops Flower Extract, Tiger's Milk Mushroom Extract, and salicylic Acid. Just to conclude the ingredients for you, it's a brightening, anti-acne, anti-aging, repairing, and skin regeneration combination of benefits. But really, I was sold when the list mentioned that they had Salicylic Acid. Salicylic Acid offers micro-exfoliation, removes the oil from the skin while minimizing pores on the skin. For those who know me, you would be aware that my main concerns have always been my pores and pigmentation. 



Honestly, among all the products that they offer, this Duo Serum has the most eye-catching packaging! It could be because it offers a double benefit serum that treats and prevents acne. It comes in a 30ml glass dropper bottle for easy application and in terms of the texture, I would have to say that it's a little thick when applying it on, but after gentle dabs on the skin, it's easily absorbs and poof, no more sticky residue! Gotta say that the feeling of serum on the skin plays a huge role in ensuring that I apply it on, and this passed the test!

Sarah Skincare Enhanced Soothing Serum


And last but not least would be the Enhanced Soothing Serum. I find this serum very versatile as it meant for soothing and repairing while providing a protective barrier for the skin to encourage the skin to repair itself. This serum contains Niacinamide, a vitamin B3 ingredient that brightens while giving anti-acne and anti-aging benefits for the skin. I have been obsessed with this ingredient lately cause it never fails to give instant results upon application. 


It comes in a 30ml dropper bottle and the serum looks a little cloudy than your typical serum. Upon application, the texture is surprisingly very light and moisturizing. Honestly, I find that this serum is an additional add-on to the Acne Treatment Duo Serum and as a replacer to cream moisturizers making it great for those who have oily combination skin like me. Im very particular with my moisturizing cream, and this is a pretty good alternative to prevent overdose sticky moisturizing on the skin. 

VERDICT


As a verdict, I would have to say that im beyond impressed with the range. Despite Sarah Skincare being new in the market, they did a pretty good job of formulating these products. I have been using this for about 2 weeks now before the review and to sum up my experience, no bad skin reactions and my skin does seem to feel smoother and pores were definitely minimized. It's good skin care to maintain the skin condition, and it's gentle enough to reduce any inflammation on the skin too. Currently, a set of three of these products are going at a promotional price of RM128 (NRP: RM183.00), and I would say that it's worth every penny. Considering its a Malaysian brand, I would say that this skincare understands Malaysian skin needs. Enough said. You have to experience it to find out for yourself. As for me, it's definitely my current go to skincare. 

Sarah Skincare

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The Aroma of Good Times Awaits Malaysians this 11.11 with OLDTOWN White Coffee

 To some, coffee is more than just a drink. It is a form of gastronomical necessity that needs to be consumed daily. A morning without it may seem rather incomplete. 

 

OLDTOWN White Coffee is all set to making the morning brighter than ever, especially for Malaysians that are currently working from home. The country’s largest halal-certified white coffee cafe chain brings attractive deals, exciting contests and games plus sumptuous coffee flavours online on its official store on Shopee, in conjunction with the e-commerce platform’s 11.11 Big Sale running now till 11 November.


Products like the OLDTOWN White Coffee Hazelnut RTD Can will go on Shocking Sale, its original price slashed to RM0.11 on 11 November from 12AM to 2AM! Exclusive 11.11 discounts also include up to 30% off on Malaysian favourites like the OLDTOWN White Coffee 3 in 1 Classic and the OLDTOWN  Nan Yang White KOPI O.




Adding to the excitement, from now till 11 December, users stand a chance to win weekly vouchers and exciting prizes when taking part in games. Shopee Mobile App users can play the Spin & Win game brought to you by the OLDTOWN White Coffee Shopee Flagship Store and win eye-catching voucher prizes worth up to RM50. All Shopee users earn one free token to spin every day. This token is refreshed at 12AM daily. Share the game to earn an extra chance to spin, with up to three extra chances per day! Shoppers can look for the Spin & Win game by scrolling to the ‘Shop’ tab when visiting the OLDTOWN White Coffee store on Shopee.

 


The OLDTOWN Kopi Catch meanwhile is a fun mini game where shoppers can race to collect the most coffee beans, caramel bits or hazelnuts within 30 seconds. The top 10 players with the highest cumulative points after four weeks will be taking home a RM50 Shopee voucher each!

 

OLDTOWN fans can also look forward to enjoying the deliciously dark and creamy, online exclusive OLDTOWN White Coffee Dark Roast which can be purchased on the brand’s Shopee store. Available in Original and Hazelnut variants, it is made from dark coffee beans roasted at high temperature; it is less acidic and sweet with a smoky bittersweet note at the first sip. Simply satisfying.

 

The OLDTOWN store on Shopee is home to an extensive list of flavours from the brand’s line of instant coffee and milk tea mix. This includes the rich OLDTOWN White Coffee Classic, the uniquely local OLDTOWN Milk Tea Teh Tarik and also the perfectly balanced OLDTOWN  Nan Yang White KOPI O

 

For smoother checkouts throughout the campaign, users should top up their ShopeePay accounts so they do not miss OLDTOWN’s limited time deals or products in fast sellouts.   


Has it been mentioned that there is an Ultimate ASMR White Coffee Experience video by OLDTOWN on YouTube? Don’t worry, we will not spoil it for you if you have not seen it yet. Watch it here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpeRPVUhiKk. You’re welcome! 

Enjoy the The Perfect Sip Crafted by OLDTOWN White Coffee on Shopee by visiting https://shopee.com.my/oldtownwhitecoffee.os

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Home Delivered Freshly Baked Brownies by Kim Brownies Great Bake | Petaling Jaya based

Hi everyone, just because we're all home trying to stay safe, i had a hard time to satisfy my brownie cravings at home. I stumbled upon Kim Brownies Great Bake on Instagram at @kimbrowniesgreatbake and decide to give her brownies a go. Now, i had the privilege to meet the baker myself when she delivered the brownies, and I was surprised that she's doing this as a business while being a full-time housewife! Being a housewife myself, I kid you not that the amount of juggling that you have to do at home is pretty intense. Time is never really enough when youre a mother, but Kim here made it possible while doing baking as a side business to support the family. 


If youre staying in Petaling Jaya, and youre looking for a baker who bakes brownies that uses organic in a variety of choices to choose from, then Kim is the baker for you. I believe the beauty of home bakers would be that she can accommodate special requests based on your diet or requirement. Since I got a few bites of her brownies, I must say that her brownies are delicious! The thing about brownies that are in stores, they are usually extremely sweet, but Kim's brownies tasted way better with a slight bitterness of dark chocolate that balances the tastebuds enjoying both the sweetness of a brownie and the bitterness of dark chocolate. 


Upon receiving my brownies, it was nicely wrapped in a box with ribbons all over. I must say that it beats getting a box of chocolate because brownies are way better! Kim did a pretty good job in wrapping the brownies up in a box with ribbons to add a special touch to it. So if youre looking to gift the brownies to someone special, Kim has got that covered for you. Upon opening the box, I would say that the arrangement that she did for me was amazing with a mix of variety on toppings. It's so pretty that i could just stare at it all day!

What I like about her brownies would be its because it's not just ordinary brownies, but its individually customized brownies with different toppings so that you can never get bored for every bite you take. The texture of her brownies aren't the wet kind, but it's more to a dryer version of brownies, making it great to be enjoyed with tea and coffee. I enjoyed these with a cup of tea, and i absolutely love the combination. When it comes to texture, i guess it's a personal preference and I like this version more as it adds more texture to the brownies. 

In case youre wondering about the price, Kim Brownies Great Bake brownies start from RM45 onwards based on what kind of presentation that youre looking at. If it's individually added with toppings like mine, you may have to consider the amount of time that needs to be spent to prepare it. If youre looking for a plain tray of brownies, Kim offers that as well. Since they are pretty new, feel free to contact Kim personally and request anything that you have in mind, or simply just order a tray of her signature brownies. Well, keeping this post short, do check her out on IG and contact her via Whatsapp for inquiries. 

Kim Brownies Great Bake

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Choco Madness for Gong Cha’s 11.11 Big Drinks

Malaysians’ favourite bubble tea chain Gong Cha is taking it up a notch with another of its exclusive creations, in partnership with Shopee. This month, be prepared to be knocked off your feet when you try the chocolate-themed Gong Cha 11.11 Big Drink series. This range is in celebration of Shopee’s 11.11 Big Sale that is taking place from now to 11 November. 

Check out the Earl Grey Chocolate Smoothie, Chocolate Latte with Coffee and Chocolate Marble which are only available for purchase via the Shopee App from now till 22 November, even after the 11.11 Big Sale has ended! After all, who can say no to chocolate when it is practically everyone’s favourite? 



 

Earl Grey Chocolate Smoothie

The Earl Grey Chocolate Smoothie is made from freshly brewed Earl Grey tea, blended together with bittersweet chocolate for a uniquely fragrant drink. Topped with Gong Cha's famous milk foam, chocolate lovers will surely enjoy this one - a refreshing cold and creamy pick-me-up.

 



Chocolate Latte with Coffee Jelly

Chocolate and coffee lovers rejoice! Here’s a chance to have the best of both worlds in a cup. Witness the union of bittersweet chocolate and coffee-flavoured jelly in a sea of milk. Chew on the addictive jelly while sipping on the rich and creamy chocolate milk to get that extraordinary Mocha oomph!

 



Chocolate Marble

For those who like to keep it simple, enjoy the distinctive flavour of bittersweet chocolate in creamy milk foam. This makes for a nice and refreshing way to clean the palate after a good meal, especially for those who do not want a heavy dessert. 

 

So how do Malaysians get their hands on these drinks? 

The Gong Cha e-drink series can only be purchased via the Shopee App, and redeemed at all Gong Cha outlets nationwide. Get the Shopee x Gong Cha 11.11 Big Drink series exclusively on Shopee through the Food & Services Vouchers in-app portal from now to 22 November.

Fans can enjoy the Earl Grey Chocolate Smoothie at an introductory price of RM12 while the Chocolate Latte with Coffee Jelly and Chocolate Marble can be enjoyed at RM10. Save more when you purchase the drinks at 50% off this November on these special dates: 7, 8, 11, 15 and 22. Enjoy 30% coins cashback with no min spend and earn up to 500 Shopee Coins when you complete your purchase with Shopeepay.

Additionally, users who use ShopeePay to pay for their Gong Cha orders at physical outlets stand a chance to receive RM4 cashback when they spend a minimum of RM10. This offer is valid till 31 December 2020. 

What are you waiting for? ‘Choc’ it out at  https://shopee.com.my/gongcha-shopee-series

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Marrybrown's MALA-TUP Mala Fried Chicken is On Fire in Stores!

When it comes to Malaysia, one thing thatbi love the most would be the food that we have to offer here. The flavours thatbare available in Malaysia has always bern endless, and if you love spircy food, i have good news for you. Marrybrown, a fast food chain store has recently launched one of their most explosive menu of all time, the MB Mala Fried Chicken! Starting from the 28th of October till the 13th of December 2020, the exclusive Mala-tup Fried Chicken by Marrybrown will be available for customers who enjoy a little heat to spice up their tastebuds. 

Marrybrown’s always sticks to a motto in offering ‘something different’ and this time around, they present to you the perfectly marinated sichuan chili pepper with dried chili for a gastronomic heaty experience for those who love spicy flavours. Mala being a pretty huge trend in the foodie industry, Marrybrown now offers Mala lovers to explore a punch of flavours from their Fried Chicken upon their first bite. 

The Mala-tup Chicken Combo


If youre a huge fan of fried chicken in general, then you have to give yourself shot to try the Marrybrown’s hot and peppery MB Mala Friend Chicken. You can choose to order wither the 2-pc MALA Chicken combo meal or the 3-pc Mala Chicken combo meal to suit your appetite. These combo’s are paired with their signature mash potato and fresh vegerable salad. I personally took tthe 3-pc Combo because i knew 2 would not be enough. 

MALA Bubur Ayam Combo


If youre not too brave to try the Mala Chicken Combo, then this combo has been created just for you. If you prefer a milder version of spice, you can indulge in the Mala Bubur Ayam Combo which is a combo that offers a heartwarming bowl of porridge that will ease off the spiciness of the Mala Fried Chicken, but yet still allows you to enjoy the spicy tingling sensation of the flavours of Mala. 

MALA Box Meal





For a full on Mala experince, you can take on the full on Mala experience that the Mala Box Meal has to offer. This set offers a combination of the fiery Mala Fried Chicken, a juicy Chicken Burger, vegetable salad, and the well-loved crispy onion rings! For those with a bigger spicy appetite, why not add on the Mala Fries to your set for an unforgettable mala experience. I actually enjoyed the fries a lot and the chicken burger complimented the mala spice just perfect. 




The menu for this exclusive Mala-tup flavours starts from RM14.60 and all four combo meals mentioned are served with a refreshing cup of icy Coca-Cola to cool the heat off when needed. Honestly, if you would want to know my opinion, my favourite ironically would be their Mala Bubur Ayam. Not entirely fan of porridge most of the time, but this was definitely and exception. The flavours had a really unique balance of flavours with mala for added spice. It’s definitely worth trying it out! 



All in all, i would have to say that this menu prepared by Marrybrown is really unique and i enjoyed it a lot. I will definitely be heading back for more when i crave for something spicy, cause the mala spice has just the right amount of spice that would tickle your tongue. The menu is available for order via food deliveries or in outlet. For more information and updates from Marrybrown,  be sure to check out their official social sites below. Thank you for reading my humble review and i’ll see you in my next post peeps! xx

 

Marrybrown Malaysia

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

ZStar Global | Your Marketing Partner providing one stop marketing services


Hey everyone! I hope youre staying safe during this time of world crisis where we all hand in hand try to work together to stop the virus from spreading. With so many changes happening for consumers and business owners, it's safe to say that most of us would prefer to get things done online, be it to purchase groceries, getting errands done to even getting out items delivered without stepping out of the house. To business owners, if you haven't taken this opportunity to explore the world on the internet, it's time that you do because we are definitely living in a world of technology. Have you took the time to invest in your marketing partner? 

If you have always been the old school type of handling business, I must say that there's nothing wrong with that, but what if, there is a service provided that handles the tedious part of business, such as marketing and creating content? Now, this is where ZStar Global Services comes in! Exploring the world of marketing digitally can be time-consuming and challenging when youre not experienced, but with ZStar Global, you can put your business at ease with an All-In-One marketing service solution, as they settle all the marketing services that you need exclusively curated just for you and your business.


Who and what is ZStar Global? To simplify things for you, ZStar Global is a Digital Marketing Specialist in Malaysia that offers an all in one marketing solution for your business. With 5 years of experience working within the industry, the company provides a long-term marketing opportunity for your business by planning, creating, and managing the marketing strategy to ensure that you would get the returns that you need from your investment. With ZStar Global, you can choose to opt for their marketing and branding strategies, to video productions that would suit your business concept and style. 

If youre not looking for static marketing, fret not as ZStar Global also offers influencer Video Marketing and Sales live streaming to add a little more class and personal touch to your products to potential buyers. In today's style of marketing, im aware that most consumers are more engaging when they are exposed to a marketing strategy that is interactive. Why not consider ZStar to handle all the management for you as you sit back and relax while you see your sales getting improvement. 

With this All-in-One Marketing Services provide by ZStar Global, you can now put one task off your checklist and let them provide the services that you need. With ZStar Global, they can guarantee that your brand awareness and sales are proven with guranteed results. They will accept jobs are small as copywriting to handling auto chatbots and digital customer service as well. Feel free to check out their official websites below or simply contact their friendly team to get back to you for a customized experience. 

ZStar Global

Monday, October 19, 2020

[REVIEW] Puras Essential Oils | Dragon's Blood Antioxidant Skincare

 

Dragon's Blood Antioxidant Skincare by Puras

Hey friends! Today I'll be sharing a little obsession that I've been having lately. Being a mother and all, I tend to lean towards drug-free alternatives, especially when it comes to skincare and mental health. When I found that Puras provided just that, I was instantly hooked on what they have to offer. I had the privilege to meet the founder herself at their store in Bangsar Village, and I was uplift by her story of how Puras started. Started off with the need for a natural remedy for self-treatment, and then it grew into a non-carcinogenic and non-toxic approach in formulating natural healing products. If you have a stressful lifestyle and you would want to skip the pills, be sure to check out what Puras Essential Oils has to offer.

Just some of the different kinds of essential oils offered

Available in different sizes as well

Before you think that Puras offers only Essential Oils, let me clarify to you that it does not mean that they only offer Essential Oils, but also formulations of roll-ons, body care, and skincare as well that revolves around the natural healing benefits of essential oils. I've been an advocate on essential oils myself, and I found that Puras offers more than what I need when it comes to the variety of products that they have. Trust me, you can just walk into the store and tell them if youre emotionally stress, or if your house is infested with ants, they have the thing just for you to make your troubles go away. 

Presenting to you the Dragon's Blood Skincare

Essential oils have been known to be the natural treatment during the traditional days and have been preferred by many when it comes to maintaining good health. But today, essential oils have grown into an innovative industry especially during this time of era, and they can be implemented in your household as an anti-bacterial spray to catering to your skincare needs. Talking about skincare, today im sharing with you an exciting discovery I found about Dragon's Blood. Other than the name being very ancient, this Dragon Blood is actually a miracle healing tree found in Socotra, Yemen, and has been known to be the queen of the forest for its endless healing benefits.

Its sap is harvested from the Croton Lechleri tree and contains a broad range of naturally-occurring compounds, many of which have been wellstudied. The sap is rich in protective antioxidantsphenols with 2.8mil ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value. Due to these compounds, the Dragon's blood sap helps to protect the cells of the skin and prevents sun damage. The sap also contains a group of compounds called proanthocyanidins,the lattice-like main protein that makes up much of our tissues. Additionally, Dragon's blood contains taspine, a known skin cells healing agent. This is why Dragon's blood is so widely used on problematic skin conditions of all kinds with great success. Puras actually offers Dragons Blood Skincare and I just had to find out myself on how good it is.

DRAGON BLOOD ANTI-AGING ANTIOXIDANT SKINCARE

Brought this whole set home, and i couldn't wait to review it.

The range of skincare that Puras offers for this would be a face wash, an antioxidant moisturizer, an antioxidant cream, and an antioxidant sleeping mask. Starting off with their face wash, the Dragon's Blood Anti-Aging Face Wash claims that it cleanses impurities while enveloping the skin with silky smoothness. I actually gave this a go, and I am beyond impressed with the after cleansing effect! It may sound a little too good to be true but after washing my face with this cleanser, my skin seemed to be a tone lighter at the very least. The logic behind this? I believe it removed my dead skin pretty well without drying out the skin, but instead, it hydrates the skin, leaving it to be cleansed and freshly hydrated. Period, the best cleanser I've reviewed this year!

Dragon's Blood Face Wash

Gel-like texture and doesn't foam up like usual cleansers do. 

The experience of after cleansing would be that i do sense that my skin looks brighter after cleansing

To complement the cleanser, it's recommended that you apply the Dragon's Blood Moisturizer which is high in antioxidants and anti-aging properties. Infused with Chamomile and Geranium Essential Oil, not only that it smells relaxing, but it also improves skin elasticity, reduces wrinkles, while leaving your skin feeling soft and supple as well. The texture is smooth of the cream is lightweight and smooth, and upon application, it glides smoothly onto the skin without leaving any sticky residue. Just the kind of moisturizer I need. 

Dragon's Blood Moisturizer

Dragon's Blood Cream

Both offer moisturizing results, but the cream has a thicker consistency compared to the moisturizer

Alternatively, if you have dry skin, or in need of some extra hydration, I would recommend you to get the Dragon's Blood Cream instead. The cream has a thicker moisturizing texture in comparison to the Dragon's Blood Moisturizer, and other than providing hydration, this is a great cream to reduce pigmentation and to also diminish signs of aging. Since i have oily-combination skin, i usually apply this when im most of the time indoors, as it does a pretty good job in keeping my skin well hydrated throughout the day. 

Dragon's Blood Sleeping Mask

Has a gooey like texture, to be left on the skin overnight for maximum results

It may feel a little sticky upon application, but it slowly dries up without drying the skin. 

To give your skin more love when the body rest, the Dragon's Blood Sleeping Mask is just the sleeping mask you need. To be applied once a week, it provides intense antioxidants and anti-aging benefits while you sleep throughout the night. Formulated with Dragon's Blood, Sea Cucumber and Apple Stem Cells, these ingredients would help the skin rejuvenate and recover, in result giving the skin a well-rested appearance the next morning. I tried this out, and my oh my, I woke up feeling like my skin just got out of a facial treatment. If your skin is having a bad day, you have my word when i say that this sleeping mask would do just the trick! 

Puras Store in Bangsar Village

The interior of Puras 

Testers are available in stores for you to try before purchasing

As a verdict, I would have to say that despite the hefty price tag, I emphasize that every penny spent is worth it! The formulations to create these products are the real deal without going around the bush, and most importantly, give actual results. I love the idea that with this skincare, it completes my skin needs in hydrating, moisturizing, repairing, age-defying and brightening, making it the one complete skincare that i need. Being a mother now, i tend to lean toward natural choices of skincare that does not use preservatives and chemicals, and the Dragon's Blood Skincare pretty much fits the bill. If you want to get a feel of their products, you can always head on over to their store in Bangsar Village to have first-hand experience, and the rest is history. Trust me, you would not regret. Feel free to also check out other products that Puras has to offer by heading over to their social sites below. 

Puras Malaysia