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Monday, 27 January 2014

YADAH Spring Festival Party X The Butterfly Project

Monday, 27 January 2014

Hi y'all! I was fortunate enough to be invited to my first Butterfly Project event, which also happens to be their first 2014 event! It was by YADAH MALAYSIA, a Korean skincare brand that reached Malaysia shores not too long ago! :)

The first time I heard about YADAH was during one of the pop-up bazaars at Jaya One last year, I got a toner & emulsion sample pack. This time, I am being re-introduced to YADAH but more in-depth this round!

Just a little background, YADAH is a range of skincare based on natural plant extracts like essential oils, floral water, barks and traditional herbs that work in perfect harmony with the skin. The gentle yet effective formulas are 100% free from artificial colouring, preservatives, mineral oil, sulphate and do not contain animal extracts of any kind.



The key ingredient found in all Yadah products is the native Opuntia Ficus Indica (aka the Indian or Barbary Fig) extract, a unique species of cactus organically grown and cultivated in Korea. Opuntia Ficus Indica is known for its strong anti-inflammatory and high potent antioxidant properties which help neutralise free radicals harmful to the skin.


Yadah products are certified by the Korean FDA and are formulated to be non-greasy, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic with a mixture of botanical ingredients that are natural, organic and some with Ecocert authentication. They are suitable for all skin types, even sensitive and troubled ones especially for teenagers and young adults.


Fast forward to the day of the event, I actually reached the venue quite late, as I have almost slipped off my mind since the arriving back Malaysia the night before. Nevertheless, I managed to make it at the last hour and managed to meet new Butterflies there!!! :)
 

The venue was held at Little Wonton TTDI, quite a cosy place for a get-together! I almost couldn't find the place because the signage wasn't visible from the car window lol. I felt that its decor was very synced with the Chinese New Year theme as YADAH was throwing us a CNY-themed party!


Butterflies posing with YADAH (the character) and some photo props!





Anti-Trouble series RM39-RM59

Moisturising Cactus Mist RM25 | Hand Cream RM25

Brightening Mask Pack & Cleansing Nose Strip RM19
Brightening Ampoule & Collagen Ampoule RM65

Angel BB Cream RM49

Natural Hair Shampoo RM45 | Body Wash (price unknown)

Lip Tint Balm RM25 | Lovely Lip Gloss RM19


Recognise any of your fave beauty blogger here? :)


YADAH best seller products!

Photo props! :DD

The theme colour was RED therefore most of us were donning our reddest outfits! Heh.

Group photo. There were about 50 invites sent out so from this picture, I think about 40+ of us made it YAY!


We were even featured in Utusan Malaysia!




Readers! You can utilize RM8 angpow from YADAH (as attached). Just download the coupon from my blog and print it. The voucher is valid up till 16 Feb 2014.


YADAH can be found at -
Sasa Stores



Stay in touch with YADAH MALAYSIA here

You could join more events like this by being a part of The Butterfly Project!

Pic Credits: The Butterfly Project Paparazzi beloved Nala

Sunday, 26 January 2014

VibeHero (Now STARHERO) Food Excursion: ARIA Restaurant & Bar Review

Sunday, 26 January 2014
This restaurant review happened about one month++ ago, but too many things and events were happening in December (Christmas, BF's bday, year-end vacation, etc) so this post is slightly delayed. But nonetheless, it is worth mentioning here :)

It was a wet Thursday evening as my plus one and I made my way to Bukit Damansara. It was a little jammed coming from PJ area and it was quite difficult to get a parking spot so we ended up parking just slightly away from the restaurant. The restaurant was relatively easy to spot with a little help from Waze app plus it was facing the main road.



We were immediately presented with the Christmas menu when we got there. So we were going to have a 3-course meal (starters-main-dessert) for the night!


Herewith attached with the person-in-charge of Aria Restaurant! :)



Bruschetta platter (three choices of tuna, tomato and mushroom).


Roasted turkey.


Roasted tenderloin with mushroom porchini sauce.

Spaghetti Aglio-Olio with mushroom.




Creme Brulee


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MY VERDICT
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Ambiance - 2.5/5
Cleanliness - 3.5/5
Staff - 3/5
Food taste - 2.5/5
Food presentation - 2.5/5

Though it was a nice evening shared with fellow food & lifestyle bloggers there that night, I don't think I will be driving all the way to Bukit Damansara for a second round at this place. Simply because the atmosphere and food wasn't spectacularly amazing. (Sorry for being blunt but I'm just helping to save you your time and energy!) 

Perhaps this venue is more suited for after-office hours get-togethers for people around the vicinity. Price is reasonable and they do come in generous portions.





Aria Restaurant rep Param, VibeHero team & fellow bloggers!



Aria, Italian Dining & Whisky Bar

44G, Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 603-2095 0016
Website: http://www.aria.my


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Update Feb 2014: VibeHero is now known as StarHero! Check out www.starhero.com

Friday, 24 January 2014

HiShop Product Review: 4u2 Splash Sets

Friday, 24 January 2014

I've been sent two products by HiShop recently, I have not heard of these products are new in Malaysian market so here's my two cents worth :)

I received -





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MY VERDICT
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So I'll start with the eyeshadow first ;)
As you can see through the pictures, the colour is not very pigmented (as I would like it to be). It's very light, reminds me of my younger days when I used drugstore eyeshadows which colours doesn't come out vibrant. There is a powdery texture to the eyeshadow, and it does not stay on very well on the back of my hand. A few wipes with tissue and whoalah, there's no residue!

As for the blusher, the colours were very pigmented instead! One swipe of the brush and woosh! My cheeks were all red!

So here's a pic of me using the eyeshadow (with Urban Decay eye primer underneath) and blusher (after I used tissue to wipe the residue).


I used both 4u2 eyeshadow & blusher to the Phat Barrels event and I think the photos turn out pretty okay (though the colours are not that obvious).

For me, the staying power is not that good for the eyeshadow but just ok for the blusher. The glitters from the eyeshadow came off quickly and I think it even rubbed off some on my blouse :(


RATINGS
4U2 SPLASH! Velvet Eyeshadow 4 #01 2 out of 5
4U2 SPLASH! Matt Blush 3 #02 2.5 out of 5

4U2 Cosmetics is a brand of Bel*Air Cosmetics USA, whose image and products are targeted at late teens and twentysomethings who aspire to the Southern Californian lifestyle concept of ‘Speak 4 Yourself!’ 4U2 Cosmetics has established a strong presence in Thailand and the Philippines for several years and is also available in other ASEAN Markets, South Asia and the Middle East. - See more at: http://www.hishop.my/4u2?limit=100#sthash.rlknvPh5.dpuf

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Note: This is a pure honest opinions on the products and they are sent to me for reviewing purposes only.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Launch of Phat Barrels @ Publika Shopping Gallery KL

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Hey all! I've just been to the launch of Phat Barrels last night! It's a new hang out spot in Publika, just situated the outdoors area along the F&B street (Block A to be exact)! There were lots of people there, I spotted quite a few popular Facebook personalities there too :)


First of all, lemme introduce to you the woman who made this possible - Belle Leng Sean! If you don't know her yet, she's the sister of the ever-popular Friendster/Facebook superstar Leng Yein!



This is mega superstar big sis LENG YEIN! Notoriously famed in Malaysia social media and party scene! Currently carving out a name for herself in DJ-ing recently! Only few months into the scene and she has landed a spot in Indonesia as a guest DJ!


A fellow freelance model friend Venisse - she's got one of the best skin around! :D


Dine. Tap. Chill.


Fellow gymjunkie Karen Kho (hey babe I walked back all the way to PB just for you & Aligathor! *insidejoke*)


Ashley, me, Karen & Wyman. Ashley is my dear bf's baby sis! :) upcoming FB superstar with 45k++ followers at this moment of typing!!


I tried this yesterday and it tasted better than the usual caramel popcorn! :DD Sinful max!


 With cuties Ashley & Jasmine



You def missed out a lot yesterday! You should try out this place for yourself!




Btw Phat Barrels is having a monthly iPad giveaway so go try your luck winning it! Just hashtag #PHATBARRELS_KL when you post a picture on Instagram (remember to tag them @phatbarrels_kl) or just share their Facebook Page out ;)

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