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Friday, 19 December 2014

P1xQuest by P1 Connect

Friday, 19 December 2014
Two weeks ago, P1 Connect shortlisted 6 bloggers to participate in the #P1xQuest challenge.

Each of the blogger were confirmed to take home either a Macbook Pro (2 units), GoPro camera (2 units) or iPod Shuffle (2 units). Of course, taking home the top prize (Macbook) would not be by randomization. Each blogger will need to work hard for it!

...... and yours truly was shortlisted to be one of the LUCKY SIX!


The tasks were really simple - there will be a mini "Amazing Race" in KL City, we are required to snap 3 pics at each checkpoints (total 3 locations, therefore 9 pics only) and then garner as many likes/comments/shares on each of our Facebook and Instagram with the 9 pictures!

Well, I was IN FOR THE RIDE!

I was paired up with the only other female blogger, Nur Amni - to travel to each checkpoint together and also help each other snap pics. The rest of the other four bloggers were male (honestly I was thankful because I'd be more comfortable being paired up with a female because well, a female would better understand the female-photo-taking-habits lol. The snap, review, delete, repeat process hahaha). We were then given RM50 each as travel/food allowance.

We were given 45 minutes to spend at each checkpoint and to figure out the next location, one SMS will be sent to our phones as a clue.

Since this is a contest based on post engagement, the blogger with the MOST LIKES/SHARES/COMMENTS will be crowned winner.

Therefore, remember to CLICK LIKE on each picture
(connect to your Facebook account first!)
as you scroll through this blog post if you could help me get one step closer to the coveted grand prize (thank you guys)!!!

So the first clue reads -
Where "cars of fire" come and go, a white brick building, not just for show.
Di mana "kereta berapi" datang dan pergi, bangunan bata putih, bukan sekadar hiasan.

We figured it'd be 
KTM Kuala Lumpur
(one of the oldest train station in KL)

After spending 45 mins at the scene,  our phones received a text with the next location riddle.

The second clue was -
Do you remember your first "ring"? It's history stored in this building.
Ingatkah anda akan deringan pertama anda? Sejarahnya bertempat di bangunan ini.

There was no doubt that the next checkpoint was
Muzium Telekom

While at Muzium Telekom, there was a cafe there so we had a mini break there (since the sun was blazing hot and I needed to quench my thirst).

Not long after, the third final clue was sent in -
The square where it all started from, the nation's birth in 57.
Padang di mana semuanya bermula, pada tahun 57.

Undoubtedly, the place where our National Day celebrations take place
Dataran Merdeka

So we have reached till the end of this post. The day was filled with lots of sweat (it was a sunny day, but not complaining!) and new friendships made. Frankly speaking, if it were not for this mini race, I would not have visited these historic places (though I live in Klang Valley vicinity). This event has enabled me to take time out to appreciate our country's history and to reflect back at how far we've come within 57 years of Independence.

Kudos to P1 for organizing this campaign!
It made me more thankful because our country is at peace.

If you happen to come across my Instagram pics with the hashtags #P1xQuest and #P1Connect, don't forget to help me LIKE/COMMENT on them! It would really mean so much to me and of course, I will help do the same in return!

You can search for my instagram account at @GraceMyu.

NARS Holiday 2014 Collection Makeup Review

A few weeks ago I was given a few of NARS Cosmetics Holiday 2014 collection to review. As my favouritest makeup of all happens to be NARS, it is difficult not to fall in love with these colours!

Leaning towards metallics and diamonds just in time for the Christmas season, I received -
  1. Hardwired Lipstick in Femme Fleur (shimmering brick red with gold pearl), RM90
  2. Hardwired Eyeshadow in Canberra (shimmering lavender), RM90
  3. Lipgloss in Soleil D'Orient (shimmering pink champagne), RM85
  4. Nail Polish in Sherwood (shimmering violet rose), RM65

This is a look I put together with all the items given (with the exception of the nail polish), these photos were taken under natural sunlight to showcase its glorious, pigmented metallic colours!

Hardwired Lipstick in Femme Fleur, RM90

A metallic red leaning towards bronze colour with shimmering gold pearls, the texture of this lippie glides on very smooth and has a creamy texture. 

Hardwired Eyeshadow in Canberra, RM90

This metallic blue colour has very shimmering silver diamonds, a real head turner especially for night events!

Lipgloss in Soleil D'Orient, RM85

This lipgloss is pleasant to use because its not your usual sticky texture gloss. It has just the right amount of shine to make that lip pop!

Just swatching the colours at the back of my hand to let you see the actual colour payoff. I'm very very happy that it doesn't leave after stains! Just a few wipes away and poof, its gone completely!

Nail Polish in Sherwood, RM65

I have yet to try this colours on my nails but I am looking forward to it because I'm sure it will be perfect for my tanned skin. I love how bronze colours compliment my skin tone!

I took some pics indoors (a little darker room) after few hours to let you see the colours, if you were to wear it at night. Oh btw, my cheek colour is NARS Orgasm if you were wondering!

This collection was made available from November 2014 onwards at NARS Cosmetics, Pavilion KL.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Get your CETAPHIL samples now!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Choose what's right for your skin.

Cetaphil is the #1 brand recommended by dermatologists, because we know exactly how to care for all skin types. Whether you have dry, normal or oily skin, you'll find the right products from Cetaphil.

I got this trial skincare kit from CETAPHIL recently. At first I was a bit reluctant to try new skincare regime because I have sensitive skin (also since my current skincare works for me, I don't see the point of changing it atm).

Cetaphil actually scouted me all the way from Philippines (they appointed a digital agency there) and was quite persistent that I try out what they had to offer. After much convincing with myself, I decided to give this skincare a go (my biggest fear was that my skin decided to react badly and I'd hate to meet new people - introducing myself as a beauty blogger - with a face full of breakouts).

It is also good to note that Cetaphil is a therapeutic skin care line, suitable for all skin types. It's super gentle, it's suitable for even for pregnant women and babies!

And then, the package arrived; it consisted of two items:
(1) Gentle Skin Cleanser (29ml)
(2) UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50+ (5ml)

Good to use for about a week and feel the results, I'd say!

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
The iconic and award-winning soap-free formulation of this cleanser has won it numerous awards from beauty industry insiders and the healthcare community.
A mild, non-irritating formulation that soothes your skin as it cleanse. Cetaphil  Gentle Skin Cleanser is designed carefully to work for all skin types, even for babies.
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Ideal for both face and body
  • Works without causing skin irritation
  • pH-balanced non-soap formulation
  • Can be used with or without water

Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50+
Cetaphil sun protection contains a unique blend of 7 UV filters and micronized titanium dioxide to defend against the sun’s harmful rays.
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Ideal for facial and full body use
  • Provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection
  • Easily absorbed
  • No white residue

I feel that the most important thing you have to have in mind is,
Determining Your Skin Type.

I cannot stress how much this step is the most crucial in achieving (almost) perfect skin!

Take a cue from Cetaphil, they offer skincare for three types of skin conditions:
Normal, Dry, Oily.

After that is the basic steps in skincare ---

Get the essentials right, no matter your skin type.

    Cleansing your skin is one of the most important steps if you want to maintain a healthy and youthful looking skin. Effective cleansing can actually improve the quality of our skin and enhance its radiance. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is mild, non-irritating, soap-free & fragrance free. It rinses easily, keeping the skin clean and hydrated.
    Moisturizing helps to restore the skin's natural protective barrier. Use Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion—a non-greasy, fragrance free, non-comedogenic moisturizer—to hydrate and soften your skin.
    Sun damage is cumulative and irreversible, which is why you need to protect your skin daily. It's important to protect your skin from everyday UV exposure. Use Cetaphil SPF 50+/ UVA 28—a fragrance free, hypo-allergenic, broad spectrum sunscreen—for your face and body protection.

My Verdict

My fear was put to rest when my skin maintained a healthy glow after using both the cleanser and sunblock. There were no signs of breakouts (thank God!) nor any bad reactions after using Cetaphil products (whoa hey, they won't simply claim 'No. 1 Recommended Skincare by Dermatologists' without any backing! Source: IMS Data on Emollients & Protectives, 2013).

The texture of the cleanser is very light and it doesn't have any scent to it. It lathers up easily and rinses out easily too. The sunblock works like a charm, because it doesn't leave any white residues (isn't that the biggest concern for sunblocks, eh?) and it absorbs into the skin very quickly.

If you are looking for a new skincare regime (because you current one is not working like it used to) or just plain curious how it works for you, there's GOOD NEWS!

Cetaphil is providing FREE SAMPLES (yay!) to everyone who wishes to get their hands on it.

Try Cetaphil for free to find out why it's the #1 brand recommended by dermatologists

Get your free Cetaphil samples here now!
(There's one for every skin type: Normal, Dry, Oily)

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

#OOTD: Twenty3 X Little Ice Cream Bag

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

did Olivia a favour by helping out on one of her final year assignments - a fashion lookbook for a magazine for young girls.

#OOTD feat.
Twenty3 Plaid Dress
Little Ice Cream Bag

Empire Damansara

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin™ Blogger Event Coverage & 'Hey Cera! Green Mask Selfie Challenge'

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Last week I had the opportunity to be introduced to Dr. Jart+ products at it's standalone popup store in Sunway Pyramid. I first heard about Dr. Jart+ in Sasa, when one of its Beauty Advisor recommended me a product to combat hydration problems (my skin suffers from dryness most of the time, see my Beauty Profile).

So since hydration is something close to my heart, I was eagerly looking forward to see what this brand can offer me. 

I was the first to arrive on that day, and was glad to found out that Dr. Jart+ was located right next to Bourjois in Sunway Pyramid (both brands are under Luxasia Malaysia, which houses many other big beauty brands and fragrances).

It was my first time being invited by an event hosted by LuxAsia, and boy was I ecstatic when the brand manager informed me that I was one of the very few selected beauty bloggers to attend this private event!! (I felt so privileged because I'm being recognised as a 'serious' beauty blogger despite being only active this year!)

The event was attended by less than 10 selected bloggers, namely Emily Quak, Shivani Balraj, Rane Chin, Claudine Imelda Richards, Kelly Chin, and Agnes.

We were seated in the popup store itself (which was not a very big, I must say) and were given an introduction to Ceramidin.

What is Ceramidin
Ceramidin is the combination of "Ceramide" and "In" in scientific terms!

We are introduced to the 3 products -

1. Ceramidin Liquid, 150ml, RM129
2. Ceramidin Cream, 50ml, RM149
3. Ceramidin Light Cream, 90g, RM129

Ceramidin Liquid acts as a Toner, Essence, Emulsion, Booster and First Serum, all-in-one product; whereas Ceramidin Cream and Ceramidin Light Cream acts as a face moisturizer.

Ceramidin is made to:
  1. Create a protective barrier to keep moisture in the skin and microorganisms out.
  2. Prevent excessive water loss due to evaporation.
  3. Enhance skin restoration and recovery from damage.

 Ceramidin Main Ingredients
Bio-Synthesized Ceramide
Bio-Synthesized ceramides in Ceramidin are originated from yeast fermentation , with a purity of over 90%. Absorption of ceramide is much higher due to the Microcapsule stabilization technology.

Skin texture Care Damaged skin regenration
Aloe vera leaves, Panthenol, Portulaca Oleracea L. extract, Licorice extract.

26 hour moisturizing care
Beta vulgaris, Beet root, Cornstarch

Damaged skin regenration
Folic acid, Repair control

All Dr. Jart+ Ingredients are:
Dermatologist tested, Cruelty free, Non added formula, Dr. Jart+ Global Product

    Samples of products were being passed around among us and there was a short demo on
    How to Apply Ceramidin - The Korean Way

    Christmas Promotion

    In conjunction with Christmas, Dr. Jart+ is having a special promo for everyone!
    (Dr. Jart+ bestsellers include the famed BBcream, so be sure to look out for it)

    Dr. Jart+ is currently running a mini contest on their Facebook Page and I thought it's a good idea to share it with you girls ;)

    "Hey Cera! Green Mask Selfie Challenge"

    The "Hey Cera! Green Mask Selfie Challenge" is finally here! Dr. Jart+ Malaysia is giving away Dr. Jart+ Cerimidin Kits weekly.

    Wait no longer! Join now and stand a chance to win a set of Dr. Jart+'s Ceramidin Kit.
    Just follow these simple steps! 

    Be a part of our Hey, Cera! Ceramidin movement to promote stronger, hydrated skin! #DrJartMY
    For more info, check out the T&C >

    Find the contest post here

    Anyway, there was a Best Dressed contest running during the event and I'm so glad I won it!
    (I was wearing a dress from my soon-to-be-launch blogshop so look out for it in very near future!)

    Thank you Dr. Jart+ and fellow bloggers for picking me as the winner!
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    So now that I have the full set of Ceramidin products, I may very well do a writeup soon once I try it!


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