Saturday, June 1, 2024

Cetaphil® Deepens Bonds with Malaysian Community in Partnership with Mira Filzah as Brand Ambassador for 2024



Exciting news from Cetaphil® – Malaysia's No.1 dermatological skincare brand – as they proudly unveiled their latest collaboration! I’m so thrilled to introduce you the newest face of Cetaphil® for 2024, none other than the Malaysian actress and entrepreneur, Mira Filzah, who has been appointed as Cetaphil's Brand Ambassador. And with that, in today’s post, I’d like to share with you my Cetaphil Skincare Regime. I know I use a lot of make up on a daily basis, but on times when my skin has a break, I would actually choose to reset my skin with this skincare routine.


With a new ambassador in role, Mira Filzah embodies more than just a celebrated actress; she represents the spirit of today's modern working urban moms. Her multifaceted roles as a professional and dedicated mother resonate with the diverse and dynamic women of our time. Despite her busy schedule, Mira prioritizes skin health, reflecting the essence of contemporary women who value self-care. As our Brand Ambassador, Mira not only symbolizes inspiration but also embodies Cetaphil's ethos of "We Do Skin, You Do You."

Beyond surface beauty, Mira,together with Cetaphil®,extends to a mission to promoting holistic skincare as a vital aspect of a healthy lifestyle. She will not only represent the brand but also serve as an inspirational figure, encouraging women of all ages to embrace skincare routines that reflect Cetaphil's commitment to addressing skin concerns and achieving healthy skin. Between us, we understand the importance of skincare in today's era, especially when the pollution around us continues to escalate day by day.

Expressing her excitement about the partnership, Mira Filzah shares, “Teaming up with Cetaphil® is more than just collaboration – it's about celebrating self-love. As a working mom, I understand the balancing act, but skincare remains an essential daily ritual for maintaining skin health. I'm honored to join Cetaphil®, inspiring others to prioritize self-care.”

My Skincare Routine!


During Ramadan 2024, Cetaphil had an array of engaging initiatives and with that being said, I actually took some products home because they were having such a good deal that was too hard to resist. With extra savings, im giving my skin more than just savings, but basically replenishing my skins needs with healthier skin thanks to Cetaphil’s formulation that’s gentle enough even on sensitive skin.

During the Raya period earlier this year, Cetaphil has this 30. Days kulit sihat challenge which im actually taking on the challenge post raya because why not? Im very much aware that sometimes the skin taken for granted, so im highlighting that theres no harm in giving your skin some TLC with a whole 30 days commitment as it seemed to be a challenge that you should be taking at any time of the year too! That being said, I’m proud to share that I took up that 30 day challenge because I wanted healthy, glowy skin



While I managed to visit one of their roadshows at IOI City Mall Putrajaya, I managed to purchase some Cetaphil products, the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, and the Cetaphil Moisturiser, together with their ultra lightweight sunscreen for myself and really, this is more that enough to give your skin a good reset. Now let me elaborate more on my skincare routine that you can choose to follow if youre looking to reset your skin.

Step 1: Cleanser


One of the OG’s that you should really consider getting is the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. I’ve been using this using my teenage years, and each time when my skin is acting up, it does the trick to give my skin a good reset by removing any impurities without stripping the skin’s layers. It has a gel-like texture, so don’t expect it to foam as much, but really, what I love about this cleanser is that after each cleanse, your skin still feels really moist and hydrated. Did I mention that it provides up to 48 hours hydration in first wash, doesn't strip off skin's natural oil as well.

STEP 2: Serum


After cleansing the skin, I would apply this Bright Healthy Radiance Serum by Cetaphil just to lighten my pigmentation concerns . Its super lightweight when spreading over the skin, and most importantly, I do notice that after 14 days of using this, it allowed me to have this naturally glowing skin. I’ve been facing pigmentation issues, and this really helped me lighten my pigmentation in result giving me glowing skin.

STEP 3 :Moisturize


I never loved moisturizers, but this was an exception because it can be used for both face and body without leaving any sticky residue! It has this very light texture that is well absorbed by the skin, and I just love that it provides this protective layer over the skin keeping the skin hydrated for hours thus preventing any dryness when you’re out and about. After applying this over my face, I would actually apply this around my elbow areas as well cause I’ve been getting cracked dried elbows lately, and this did the trick to giving my elbow that healthy appearance. With 48 hours of hydration, it helps with skin barrier by repairing it in just 1 week.
STEP 4: Sunscreen


And before starting my day, I cant leave the house without using the ⁠Cetaphil Sun SPF50+ Light Gel. Why? Because im in my 30s and sunscreen has got to be one of the most important skincare when it comes to protecting the skin from harsh UV rays. With that being said, always remember to apply sunscreen and use the two finger rule when applying it over the skin. Always remember to protect the skin win sunscreen to prevent aging skin.


Also managed to get my skin analysed previously, apparently my skin is not a fan of the sun

After completing the “30 Hari Kulit Sihat Raya Berseri”challenge, and I must say, my skin has been well-behaved despite the fasting. I love how each day has a difference challenge set by Cetaphil. The campaign itself, reminds you to give your skin some love too. I just love that the skincare steps with Cetaphil have always been minimal, yet still providing my skin and body with all the essential care it needs. 

My skin appearance after my 30 days challenge

And with that, I shall conclude my skincare with these 4 simple steps to practice. ⁠I have no doubts when it comes to Cetaphil as its known to be the No. 1 dermatological skincare brand in Malaysia. And thanks to its Pioneer in researching sensitive skin for over 75 years the brand offers a Core blend of ingredients strengthens the skin barrier, boosting ALL (15) ceramide classes in the skin. Be sure to check out Cetaphil on Instagram and Facebook. You can also check out this site https://www.cetaphil.com.my to explore on Cetaphil’s skincare range to check out. 

Friday, May 31, 2024

Dododots Announces Partnerships with Quby and Guardian, Giveaway Event at Mid Valley Megamall on June 1, 2024


Dododots, the brand known for its colorful and effective pimple patches, has unveiled two major milestones. The first is a collaboration with the popular chat sticker character Quby, and the second is the expansion of its presence through the pharmacy brand Guardian.


Recently, Dododots introduced a limited edition Dododots x Quby mystery pack, featuring a blind box concept where the contents are unknown until opened. Each pack contains a random sheet of Quby pimple patches from a series of four designs. Quby, a beloved chat sticker in messaging apps, is recognized for its distinctive large head, rosy cheeks, and stick-like limbs. These patches, featuring Quby in various poses and outfits, will be available exclusively at all Guardian outlets in West Malaysia and Singapore from June 1, 2024. Each design will be sold in individual packs at RM18.00 per pack, with themes including:

- **I’m Just Quby**: Quby expressing different moods.

- **Work Quby**: Quby in career mode.

- **Baby Quby**: Younger versions of Quby.

- **Dream Quby**: Whimsical Quby designs.

To celebrate the new product launch, Dododots will give away 500 packs of Dododots x Quby pimple patches in front of the Guardian outlet at Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, starting at 2:00 PM this weekend while supplies last.



Esther Wong, CEO of Dodo Ventures Sdn Bhd and co-founder of Dododots, expressed excitement about the collaboration with Quby and the brand’s expansion through Guardian, which will also see Dododots products available in Guardian stores in Vietnam and Brunei soon. She emphasized the brand's mission to help individuals with acne feel confident, with fun yet functional pimple patches designed to cover, protect, and speed up healing while uplifting the user’s mood.

Dododots, created by Malaysian founders Esther Wong and Ethan Wong, combines their backgrounds in medical biotechnology, environmental biology, and microbiology. Launched in 2021 during the pandemic, Dododots offers FDA-approved, ISO- and CE-certified pimple patches made from 100% hydrocolloid material, available in various shapes and designs. These patches are suitable for all skin types and can also be used for small cuts, wounds, and mosquito bites.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

SAFI YOUTH GOLD RETINOL is now Available in Malaysia | New Skincare Range 2024


It's undeniable that women and beauty are inseparable. Healthy, radiant skin is a key to self-confidence, but as we age, maintaining youthful skin becomes increasingly challenging. Am I right?

Every woman experiences skin aging differently. The busy lifestyles and environmental factors faced by modern women, whether they are career-oriented or homemakers, drive them to seek effective, quick, and safe solutions for their skin aging issues.

Introducing SAFI YOUTH GOLD RETINOL



SAFI, Malaysia’s number one Halal skincare brand, is revolutionizing skincare with the launch of SAFI YOUTH GOLD RETINOL. This new skincare range addresses aging concerns with a powerful combination of premium ingredients. The formula includes 3x Retinol Power, 98% Gold Peptides, and Squalane, which are clinically proven to renew, restore elasticity, and reduce signs of aging within 14 days. 

The benefits of SAFI YOUTH GOLD RETINOL’s Premium Ingredients

3x Retinol Power: Rapidly renews skin cells, brightens skin, and reduces pigmentation, wrinkles, and fine lines.
Squalane: Moisturizes and naturally hydrates the skin, improving and refining its texture.
98% Gold Peptides: Enhances skin elasticity, improves texture, strengthens the skin barrier, and boosts collagen production.


The SAFI YOUTH GOLD RETINOL Range Includes:


1| SAFI YOUTH GOLD RETINOL Skin Renewing Radiance Cleanser (100g / RM 19.90) for deep cleansing.
2| SAFI YOUTH GOLD RETINOL Skin Refining Light Miracle Essence (100ml / RM49.90) for boosting skin radiance.
3| SAFI YOUTH GOLD RETINOL Skin Regenerate Serum Ampoule (15ml / RM30.90) for skin renewal.
4| SAFI YOUTH GOLD RETINOL Skin Repairing Moisturizer Serum (40g / RM39.90).
5| SAFI YOUTH GOLD RETINOL 3x Sun Protection SPF50+ PA++++ (25g, RM25.90) for UV protection.


During the launch for SAFI YOUTH GOLD RETINOL ,we had Dr. Syairah Nadia Mohamad, an Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Specialist, who shared insights on skin aging and debunked myths about retinol who emphasised that if aging skin issues are not addressed early, one might see fine lines, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and deep age spots. Retinol is the solution. Its superior formulation is suitable for all skin types, safe for daily use, both day and night, without causing side effects.

According to researched based results: 

Results:
100% agreed their skin appeared brighter and wrinkles were reduced within 14 days.
92% noticed firmer and more elastic skin.
75% saw brighter and more radiant skin quickly.
72% observed fewer fine lines and wrinkles.
71% agreed their skin felt softer and smoother within 7 days.
Skin tone became brighter in just 1 week.
Hyperpigmentation reduced in 3 days.

Siti Nordiana Appointed as SAFI YOUTH GOLD RETINOL Ambassador


Safi Malaysia introduced local celebrity Siti Nordiana as the ambassador for SAFI YOUTH GOLD RETINOL, representing the brand as the quintessential “Safi Woman”. Siti Nordiana, known for her elegance and confidence, inspires women at all stages of life. She expressed her honor in being chosen as SAFI's representative, a trusted skincare brand for many. Her beauty journey led her to this range, and she shared her experiences with aging skin challenges due to her busy career and skincare interests.

Siti Nordiana enthusiastically shared her transformative 14-day journey with SAFI YOUTH GOLD RETINOL. She observed remarkable improvements in her skin’s overall texture, noting that it became significantly softer and smoother to the touch. The fine lines around her eyes and mouth diminished noticeably, while dark spots and hyperpigmentation started to fade, giving her a more even skin tone. Additionally, she experienced a brighter, fresher complexion that radiated health and vitality. The increased hydration from the product made her skin feel plump and well-moisturized, enhancing its natural glow and resilience. This positive change in her skin’s appearance and texture left her more confident and satisfied with her skincare routine.

Now Available in stores


Experience these amazing products exclusively at Watsons nationwide. Don’t miss the chance to achieve younger, more beautiful skin! For more information and the latest promotions, visit SAFI's official website at www.safi.com.my, follow SAFI on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SAFI.MY, and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/SAFIMalaysia. #SafiYouthGoldRetinol #SafiMalaysia


Thursday, May 9, 2024

KTM DUKE Celebrates 30th Anniversary in Malaysia!


KTM, the renowned Austrian motorcycle brand, recently marked the 30th anniversary of its iconic DUKE series with a vibrant celebration at Subang SkyPark RAC on May 4th, 2024. Themed ‘No Bullshit,’ the event highlighted the essence of authenticity and unveiled four new Naked bike models tailored for the Malaysian market alongside the existing DUKE lineup.

For three decades, KTM DUKE motorcycles have captivated riders with their cutting-edge design, safety features, and empowering performance, enabling riders to conquer roads with confidence. The series has continually pushed boundaries, introducing bold innovations to meet evolving market demands.


Mr. Goi, Marketing Strategy Manager of KTM Malaysia, emphasized that the anniversary celebration was more than just recognizing milestones; it was about fostering community and creating lasting riding memories. The ‘No Bullshit’ theme echoed the series's ethos of raw power and authenticity, reaffirming the DUKE range's commitment to uncompromising performance.


The event showcased the introduction of four new DUKE models — KTM 250 DUKE, KTM 390 DUKE, KTM 990 DUKE, and KTM 1390 SUPER DUKE R. Adorned in the exclusive Electronically Dazzling Metallic Orange (ED) color, these models boast enhanced features such as a built-in Quickshifter for KTM 250 DUKE and KTM 390 DUKE, promising exhilarating rides and seamless maneuverability.


Further expanding the lineup, the 2024 KTM 790 DUKE model is set to debut in Q3 2024, manufactured in China to cater to the Asian market. This model promises improved features and an attractive price point, building upon the series's legacy of high-performance motorcycles.


In addition to showcasing the existing DUKE lineup in Malaysia, including models like KTM 200 DUKE, KTM 790 DUKE, KTM 890 DUKE R, and KTM 1290 DUKE, the event featured DUKEHANA, a thrilling biking track where riders demonstrated their skills and tested the capabilities of these motorcycles.


For more information about the new KTM DUKE models, interested individuals are encouraged to contact authorized KTM dealerships across Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, and Sarawak. These dealerships, certified by KTM Austria, offer professional services by trained mechanics. Visit https://www.ktmmalaysia.com/discover-our-dealers/ to locate an authorized dealer near you. Scan the QR code below for marketing material.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

The Premiere of "Star Wars: The Acolyte" Trailer on Disney+ Hotstar




Today marks an exhilarating milestone for Star Wars fans worldwide as Disney+ Hotstar unveils the highly anticipated first trailer for Lucasfilm's latest creation, "Star Wars: The Acolyte." This gripping, live-action series is set to make its explosive debut on Wednesday, June 5, exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar, with the release of its first two heart-pounding episodes.


In "Star Wars: The Acolyte," viewers are plunged into a thrilling investigation of a chilling crime spree, igniting a fierce showdown between a revered Jedi Master, brilliantly portrayed by the talented Lee Jung-jae, and a formidable adversary from his enigmatic past, embodied by the dynamic Amandla Stenberg. As the mystery deepens and sinister forces emerge, our heroes embark on a perilous journey down a dark and twisting path, where nothing is as it seems.

This star-studded series boasts an ensemble cast featuring the likes of Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Dean-Charles Chapman, Joonas Suotamo, and the iconic Carrie-Anne Moss, promising a galaxy of unforgettable performances.

Crafted by the visionary Leslye Headland and inspired by George Lucas's legendary Star Wars universe, "Star Wars: The Acolyte" is brought to life by an esteemed team of executive producers including Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King, and Jason Micallef, alongside co-executive producers Charmaine DeGraté and Kor Adana. With Rayne Roberts, Damian Anderson, Eileen Shim, and Rob Bredow steering the ship as producers, this series is destined for greatness.

Not stopping at creation, Leslye Headland takes the reins as director for the premiere episodes, setting the stage for an explosive start. Joining her are acclaimed directors Kogonada, Alex Garcia Lopez, and Hanelle Culpepper, ensuring a visual spectacle with each installment.

And let's not forget the electrifying score by the award-winning composer Michael Abels, renowned for his work on "Get Out" and "Us," which promises to elevate every moment of "Star Wars: The Acolyte" to new heights of excitement and emotion.

With its stellar cast, visionary creators, and captivating storyline, "Star Wars: The Acolyte" is set to redefine the Star Wars saga and captivate audiences across the galaxy. Get ready to embark on an epic adventure like never before!

Hashtag: #DisneyPlusHotstarMY

Autumn Adventures: Exploring the Kaleidoscope of Colors in New Zealand

Autumn in New Zealand paints a breathtaking canvas across the country, transforming its landscapes into a vivid spectacle of colors and tranquility. A visit to New Zealand during this period is highly recommended as the landscapes transform into a kaleidoscope of warm hues, inviting locals and visitors alike to embrace the cooler temperatures and explore the diverse natural wonders blanketed in a tapestry of falling leaves. With an abundance of fresh produce and unique events and festivals, it is the perfect time to spend outdoors. Here’s the ultimate guide for Autumn in New Zealand:

Autumn Essentials:

  • Weather in Autumn: In New Zealand, Autumn arrives in March and lasts until May. Up North, temperatures can range between 10°C to 20°C while South Island encounters cooler temperatures ranging from 5°C to 15°C.
  • What to Pack: Layered clothing, outdoor gear, and sun protection are essential for enjoying the season comfortably.

1 | Unmissable Experiences for the Season: Enjoy the Fall Foliage:


During the autumn season, New Zealand undergoes a remarkable transformation as warm hues paint the landscapes, signaling the arrival of fall foliage. The optimal time to witness this spectacle is typically late April to early May, when colors reach their peak vibrancy. Throughout the country, from national parks to native forest trails, there are numerous short walks that provide ideal vantage points for nature enthusiasts to admire the kaleidoscope of autumn hues up close. Here are some recommended locations:

  • Arrowtown, Central Otago: Nestled in the heart of Central Otago, Arrowtown undergoes a captivating metamorphosis into a scene adorned with vibrant fall foliage. The town's historic gold mining heritage adds to its allure, with charming heritage buildings enhancing the enchantment. Visitors can explore peaceful lakes, soak in scenic beauty, and revel in the serene ambiance amidst the stunning autumn hues. Additionally, Arrowtown hosts events celebrating the autumn harvest and the region's rich history, making it a must-visit destination during this season.
  • Wānaka, Otago: Positioned by Lake Wānaka and surrounded by majestic mountains, Wānaka bursts to life with fiery hues of fall foliage during autumn. This serene town offers the perfect setting for scenic walks, bike rides, or hikes to witness the natural splendor. With fewer crowds during this season, visitors have the opportunity to fully appreciate the breathtaking landscapes, participate in local events, and immerse themselves in the tranquil charm of this lakeside town.
  • Lake Tekapo/Takapō, Canterbury:  Autumn unveils a breathtaking symphony of colors at Lake Tekapo, set against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty. The crystal clear waters of Lake Tekapo complement the autumnal palette, providing a serene reflection of the changing leaves and the majestic Southern Alps in the distance. Whether hiking the surrounding trails, admiring the panoramic views, or capturing the landscapes through photography, autumn is the ideal time to explore this picturesque town. Several short walks offer opportunities to soak in the seasonal beauty of Lake Tekapo.
2| Visit Vineyards:


Autumn signals the onset of the harvest season in New Zealand, creating an ideal opportunity to explore vineyards and wineries. Delve into the country's renowned wine culture, savoring world-class varieties amidst picturesque settings. For a truly immersive experience, consider spending a night amidst the vineyards, adding a touch of charm to your exploration.
  • Cloudy Bay Vineyard, Central Otago: Situated in Central Otago, Cloudy Bay Vineyard stands as an iconic winemaking estate celebrated for its exceptional Pinot Noir wines. Immerse yourself in a realm of fine wine and gastronomy, indulging in intimate wine-tasting sessions and savoring gourmet cuisine crafted from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
  • Biking Wine Tours, Marlborough: Marlborough boasts New Zealand's largest wine-growing region, renowned for its world-famous Sauvignon Blanc. Join a guided wine tour or opt for a biking excursion, traversing the vineyards and sampling exquisite wines amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Marlborough.
  • Church Road Winery, Hawke’s Bay:Explore the rich history of New Zealand's oldest wine-growing region at Church Road Winery. Learn about their pioneering role in crafting exceptional Bordeaux-style red wines, while delving into their winemaking philosophy. Enjoy a tour of the barrel halls, caves, and historical underground museum, accompanied by tastings of their pre-release wines.
  • Mt Rosa Lodge & Vineyard, Queenstown: Nestled amidst the majestic Southern Alps, Mt Rosa Lodge & Vineyard offers a luxurious retreat for those seeking tranquility and indulgence. Discover the art of winemaking as you explore the vineyard, sampling renowned varietals like Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Enhance your stay with a unique astronomy tour led by local astronomer, Professor Brian Boyle, offering a mesmerizing experience under the starry Gibbston sky.
  • Matawhero Wines, Tairāwhiti Gisborne: Experience luxury accommodations nestled next to Matawhero Wines' rustic cellar door. Enjoy stunning vineyard views from your private deck as you indulge in platters and wines. Don't miss trying their First Sun Rosé, a delightful fruit-driven Rosé that captures the essence of the region's climate and abundant sunshine hours.

3 | Forage Your Meals: 

ChatGPAutumn in New Zealand is a notable time celebrated for its abundance of fresh seafood and diverse ingredients. As temperatures cool down, it becomes an optimal period for harvesting delectable seafood such as mussels, oysters, and a variety of fish species. Engaging in foraging activities while traveling provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with the land you're visiting and gain insight into the destination's distinct produce, flora, and fauna.


Explore these farm-to-table experiences for a unique twist on traditional dining during your next trip:
  • Hapuku Kitchen, Kaikōura: Renowned for its exceptional dining experiences and dedication to farm-to-table cuisine, Hapuku Kitchen offers engaging cooking classes. Participants have the opportunity to forage and cook with fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from their gardens. Following the cooking session, enjoy a seasonal feast paired with local wine or beer.
  • Shuckleferry Oysters, Mahurangi: Nestled in the pristine waters of Mahurangi Harbour, Shuckleferry Oysters cultivates some of the region's finest and freshest oysters. The farm's commitment to sustainable practices ensures the production of premium-grade oysters. Visitors can learn about the oyster cultivation process and indulge in these renowned delicacies firsthand
  • High Country Salmon, Twizel: High Country Salmon offers fishing experiences suitable for all skill levels. Visitors can try their hand at catching chinook salmon in the fresh glacial waters. Choose to take home a cleaned whole salmon or enjoy it fresh on the spot
  • Urban Forage Tour, Auckland: Explore Auckland's urban landscape and discover a diverse array of edible delights with the Urban Forage Tour hosted by the New Zealand School of Food and Wine. During autumn, the tour focuses on the changing botanical landscape, providing insights into the seasonal abundance of wild foods. Led by knowledgeable instructors, participants learn to identify and harvest seasonal fruits, nuts, and edible plants
  • Forage and Feast, Wānaka: Set amidst Wānaka's autumnal landscapes, Forage and Feast offers guided foraging experiences. Knowledgeable foragers lead participants through the bountiful natural surroundings, sharing insights into the region's edible offerings. After gathering a variety of fresh, wild ingredients, skilled chefs transform the foraged treasures into a delectable and locally inspired meal.

4 | Events in Autumn:


The autumn months in New Zealand are packed with exciting events ranging from cultural celebrations to food festivals. Here are some must-attend events during this vibrant season:

1. Hokitika Wildfoods Festival, Hokitika (9 Mar 2024): Held annually in March, this renowned festival showcases the country's wild and unconventional culinary offerings. From huhu grubs to whitebait fritters, a diverse array of local and exotic foods are featured. Beyond the gastronomic delights, the festival also offers live entertainment, music performances, and engaging activities, making it a vibrant celebration of New Zealand's culture and creativity.

2. Music Festivals in March: March sees a plethora of music festivals across New Zealand, highlighting some of the finest local musical talent. Whether you prefer rock, pop, or electronic music, there's something for everyone to enjoy. From the prestigious Homegrown Music Festival to Auckland's Beacon Festival, dance the night away at various gigs and festivals throughout the country.

3. Māoriland Film Festival, Ōtaki (20 - 24 March 2024): As the largest Indigenous film festival in the Southern Hemisphere, the Māoriland Film Festival is a cultural and arts event held in the seaside town of Ōtaki. Celebrating Indigenous voices and storytelling through screen storytelling, this event attracts travelers from around the globe. In its 11th year in 2024, the festival promises to be a captivating experience.

4. Flavours of Plenty Festival, Tauranga (4-14 April 2024): Taking place from 4th to 14th April 2024, the Flavours of Plenty Festival in Tauranga is a celebration of the Bay of Plenty region's rich culinary heritage. Featuring a wide array of food stalls offering diverse dishes reflecting the region's agricultural abundance and coastal treasures, this festival also includes live cooking demonstrations, food workshops, and tasting sessions, providing insight into the region's specialties and culinary techniques.

5. Arrowtown Autumn Festival, Arrowtown (25-28 April 2024) : Held in Arrowtown, a historic gold mining town in the South Island, this festival is a cherished annual celebration that pays homage to the town’s rich heritage, stunning natural surroundings, and the breathtaking beauty of autumn foliage. The town comes alive with a myriad of vibrant events and activities, with one of the main highlights being the charming parade that winds its way through Arrowtown’s streets. Get a chance to catch colourful floats, live entertainment and community groups as they showcase their creativity and enthusiasm.

5 | Accommodations for the Best Autumn Getaway:


Planning an ideal getaway in New Zealand during autumn requires selecting accommodations that enhance the season's charm and cater to the country's diverse experiences. Here are some lodging options to optimize your autumn retreat in New Zealand:

1. Hidden Springs, Waikino: Nestled amidst picturesque gardens and natural surroundings, each cottage or lodge at Hidden Springs is meticulously designed to offer comfort and privacy. Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of Waikino's countryside while unwinding in private outdoor hot tubs fed by natural mineral springs, all while relishing the beauty of autumn views.

2. Puketui Forest Escape, Taupō: Located within the enchanting Puketui Forest, Puketui Forest Escape provides an opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse oneself in the tranquility of the native bush. Accommodation options, ranging from charming cabins to eco-friendly lodges, are thoughtfully designed to minimize environmental impact and harmonize with the forest surroundings.

3. Te Hau Tiny House, Marlborough: Offering a unique and cozy retreat, Te Hau Tiny House is nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Marlborough. Situated right on the shore, guests can enjoy stunning views of the North Island Coast, Cape Cambell Lighthouse, and Lake Grassmere. Relax on the outdoor deck and admire the starry night sky after a day of exploration.

4. Silver Fern Lodge, Taupō: Providing a comfortable and convenient stay in the heart of the North Island, Silver Fern Lodge offers a cozy retreat amidst the changing colors of autumn. With easy access to Taupō's attractions, including Lake Taupo and geothermal parks, guests can indulge in outdoor adventures like hiking and jet boating.

5. Millbrook Resort, Arrowtown: Set against the picturesque autumn scenery of Arrowtown, Millbrook Resort offers a luxurious and serene retreat. Featuring a world-class 27-hole golf course and stylish cottages and villas with picturesque views, guests can enjoy various activities, including spa treatments at the award-winning day spa, amidst the stunning landscapes.

Embark on an autumn adventure in New Zealand and witness nature's vibrant transformation amidst a backdrop of cultural festivities and gastronomic delights.

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Step into Comfort: Introducing Skechers' Latest GOwalk 7™ Collection!



Get ready to step into comfort like never before with Skechers’ latest sensation: the seventh generation of their iconic walking shoes, the GOwalk 7™ collection for both men and women! Whether you're strolling through the city streets or hitting the trails for an outdoor adventure, these shoes are designed to elevate your walking experience to new heights of joy and ease.


Just like its predecessors, the GOwalk 7™ boasts the revolutionary ULTRA GO® cushioning midsole, ensuring each step feels like walking on clouds. But that's not all – Skechers has gone above and beyond with features like the exclusive Heel Pillow™ for their Hands-Free Slip-ins® models, offering unparalleled support and stability.



But what really sets the GOwalk 7™ apart is its cutting-edge technology. With the Air-Cooled Go Goga Mat™ breathable comfort insole and larger high-rebound Hyper Pillar Technology™, these shoes keep you cool and energized, even on the hottest of days. Plus, with 100% more ultralight super-critical Hyper Burst® foam compared to its predecessor, the GOwalk 7™ makes every step feel effortless, giving you the energy to go the extra mile.

 
Excited to get your hands (and feet) on a pair? You're in luck! The new GOwalk 7™ collection is available now, with prices ranging from RM 439 to RM 479. Whether you prefer shopping online or browsing in-store, you can find them at selected Skechers concept stores and online at https://www.skechers.com.my/collections/gowalk-7. So what are you waiting for? Lace up a pair of GOwalk 7™ shoes and take on the world with comfort, style, and unbeatable support. Your feet will thank you!



Crafted for outdoor adventures, the GOwalk 7™ ensures walking aficionados remain refreshingly cool even amid sweltering conditions, thanks to its Air-Cooled Memory Foam® cushioned or Air-Cooled Goga Mat™ breathable comfort insole. Engineered with expanded high-rebound Hyper Pillar Technology™ and fortified with 100% additional ultralight super-critical Hyper Burst® foam than its predecessor, the GOwalk 7™ guarantees each stride is optimized for efficiency and ease, empowering you with boundless energy and unmatched comfort to conquer every mile.

Immerse yourself in the excitement as you explore the intricacies of the GOwalk 7's design, from its lightweight ULTRA GO® cushioning midsole to its exclusive Heel Pillow™ feature for enhanced support and stability. Now, what if I told you that you can discover how the Air-Cooled Go Goga Mat™ breathable comfort insole keeps your feet cool and refreshed, even during the most demanding of walks?


Join Skechers's Experience Day, which isn't just about experiencing comfort—it's about embracing a lifestyle of vitality and well-being. Join Skechers as they celebrate the joy of walking and empower you to take control of your fitness journey like never before. So mark your calendars and prepare to embark on a journey of discovery and transformation. Don't miss your chance to be part of this exhilarating event and unleash the full potential of your walking experience with SKECHERS GOwalk 7!🚶💨

 📆 7 - 10 March 2024  🕙 10AM - 10PM 📍 Level 2, Orange Zone 

In conclusion, don't miss out on this remarkable chance to enhance your well-being and elevate your lifestyle. Take action now and seize the opportunity to claim exclusive vouchers while immersing yourself in insightful wellness talks that promise to enlighten and inspire. Embrace the journey towards a healthier, happier you, starting today!

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Introducing CeraVe: Your Gateway to Expert Skincare Solutions Now Available in Malaysia!


Hello, beautiful people! Today marks an exciting milestone as CeraVe, the globally acclaimed dermatological skincare brand, spreads its wings to our shores. Say goodbye to skincare struggles and hello to glowing, healthy skin with CeraVe's innovative range, now conveniently accessible at leading pharmacies nationwide. And yes, thats the whole of  Malaysia! 

Picture this: you wake up, look in the mirror, and your skin feels like it's been on a desert expedition overnight. Sound familiar? Well, fret no more! CeraVe understands the woes of sensitive, dry, and atopic dermatitis-prone skin, and they're here to save the day.


Back in 2005, a group of brilliant dermatologists uncovered the secret behind skin woes: depleted ceramide levels leading to a damaged skin barrier. Translation? Your skin's protective shield is compromised, leaving it thirsty, flaky, and irritated. Thus, the journey of CeraVe began, armed with a mission to restore your skin's natural balance.

Fast forward to today, and CeraVe arrives in Malaysia with a bang! Their lineup of six core products is designed to cater to your unique skincare needs. What's their magic potion, you ask? Human skin-identical ceramides, fatty acids, and other lipids, all neatly packed into MultiVesicular Emulsion Technology (MVE). Fancy lingo aside, this means long-lasting hydration and a happy, healthy skin barrier. Yay! 


But wait, there's more! Ashlee Ng, the brains behind L’Oreal Malaysia's Dermatological Beauty Division, stresses the importance of accessible skincare solutions, especially in a country like ours where the ratio of dermatologists to people is less than ideal. I couldn't believe that theres a ratio of 1 dermatologist to 241,000 people, and this my friend, is a concern when you do need some help with skin advice. With CeraVe stepping in, Malaysians now have a trusted ally in their quest for better skin.

What sets CeraVe apart from the crowd? Unlike regular moisturizers that call it quits after one application, CeraVe's MVE technology ensures a steady release of goodness throughout the day. Think of it as a hydration marathon for your skin, keeping it supple and happy 24/7. I have managed to try it out, and not going to lie, the formulation is definitely skin loving goodness. My skin instantly would feel well hydrated, and to my surprise, it lasted me throughout the day without feeling any dryness. 


To celebrate their arrival, CeraVe is hosting a grand affair from March 1st to 3rd at Bookmark, APW Bangsar. Dive into their product range, uncover the secrets of a healthy skin barrier, and snag yourself some complimentary samples and goodies. Psst... don't miss out on the free skin hydration analysis and luxurious hand massages courtesy of visually impaired masseuses! 


So, dear friends, say hello to radiant, well-nourished skin with CeraVe. It's time to #MoisturiseLikeADerm and unleash your inner glow! Below would be the product list that would be available in store for you to get your hands on: 
  • Moisturising Cream - Suitable for users who have dry to very dry skin, the moisturising cream provides 48-hour hydration.
  • Moisturising Lotion - Suitable for people with normal or dry skin, the lightweight oil- free formulation provides 24-hour hydration.
  •  Foaming Cleanser - This gentle foaming cleanser removes dirt, oil, and makeup without making skin feel tight or dry. 
  • Hydrating Cleanser - The Hydrating cleanser gently cleanses, removes excess oil, and refreshes your skin without disrupting the skin barrier. 
  • AM Facial Moisturising Lotion - A broad-spectrum SPF 30 Moisturiser that provides continuous hydration and daily protection against UV damage. 
  • PM Facial Moisturising Lotion - Hydrate, calm, and soothe your skin while protecting the skin barrier.