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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Dinner @ Motorino + Justice League Premiere @ PictureHouse Cinema, Genting Sky Avenue

Wednesday, 20 December 2017
 🙋🏻Hello beauties 🙋🏻

Just wanted to share an update on my recent adventures at Genting - again!

In mid Nov, I was invited to DC Comics' Justice League Movie Premiere up in the sky at Genting PictureHouse Cinema! If you don't know, Genting has a cinema with 4 halls, fully equipped with Dolby Atmos sound system which is touted as the "next generation audio for cinema".




I was given two tickets for the movie premiere, inclusive of a full dinner treat by Motorino (a pizza joint from Brooklyn, New York), a pre-movie hangout at DC Comics Cafe and a complimentary room stay at First World Hotel for the night - thus there is no person in the world I'd like to share this experience with, other than my very own boyfriend! ♥️

My boyfriend, Jack is very into movies (especially blockbusters) and plus Genting is actually our first date venue (we went up to watch a rock concert, WITH HIS PARENTS ON OUR FIRST DATE), thus it was the perfect opportunity to revisit this place.



Dinner @ Motorino










Motorino is the perfect place to dine in if you're a pizza and pasta fan! There is the world famous Neopolitan Pizza served here and it comes in one standard size (12 inches), perfect for one person. The way you hold the pizza is not like our usual pizzas in Malaysia, you gotta hold both edges and fold in the middle because the pizza is soft in the middle!

We thoroughly enjoyed the pizza and we def wouldn't mind going for a second round here next time!


Motorino is located at Level 1, Sky Avenue Mall, which operates between 10am-10pm daily.

Hangout @ DC Comics Superheroes Cafe

Once we're done with dinner, we dropped by DC Comics Superheroes Cafe for a quick dessert and took group photos before the movie premiere!













This cafe is definitely a haven for DC Comics lovers! Here, you can find yourself human size wax figurines (personally I think The Joker looks very real and ultra scary IRL), comics merchandizes and even some desserts to fix those sweet tooth cravings! The whole cafe is decorated with comic book pages wallpapers and looks pretty Instagramable!





DC Comics Superheroes Cafe is located at T2B-06, Level 3 Sky Avenue Mall.


Justice League Premiere @ PictureHouse Cinema







Without further ado, I hereby introduce to you
PICTUREHOUSE CINEMA!

This is my first time entering the cinema, and it is very different from the previous one when it was in First World. Truly the sound system in here is something out of this world and being able to experience it with a superhero blockbuster is truly sensational!

Also, do check out their washrooms as you will be very pleased with their neon-light-humans as their entrance signage.

As for Justice League movie review, I would say I'm a little disappointed with the storyline buildup and I felt that it is pretty simple and straightforward. But then again, with so many protagonists in the picture, I can see why it is still best to keep it simple.


PictureHouse Cinema is located at Level 1, Sky Avenue Mall.




Friday, 15 December 2017

My Thighs Progress Update!

Friday, 15 December 2017



Hello beauties! 

Just wanted to share with you a quick update on my thighs progress, as promised!
Remember I went for a few thigh reduction sessions with The Life Clinic few months ago?

I went for a total of 3 sessions in the span of one month and the final results can be seen after a few months, so here I am to share some of my progress pics!



My last thigh treatment session. I always had huge thighs all my life.



From pictures, there is slight progress but in measurements, there isn't much difference between August and November. It has been about 3 months and I personally think 3 sessions aren't enough to see a vast difference yet. The doctor suggested 6-10 sessions to see vast improvements thus I think if you are going to take up this treatment, be sure to take at least 6 sessions to be satisfied with results.


Personally, I would like to take up more sessions but the price could fetch up to few thousands of Ringgit thus I don't think it is affordable to me at the moment. For those on a tight budget, the only way is still to go on a strict diet and incorporate exercise for a fitter and healthier body.


If you do have the budget to take up this treatment, by all means, go for it! A word of caution though, as it may be painful for those with low pain tolerance.




The Life Clinic currently is headed by Datin Dr Serina and has a female nurse. If you are one of those who are particular about having a female doctor attend to you - be glad! You will be able to ask female body-related questions without having to feel embarrassed.



Location
Lot 6-2A, Plaza Batai, Jalan Batai
Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
(right above Ben's Independent Grocer)
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Instagram @thelifeclinic

Hotline
+603 2856 9292 / +6014 699 1018

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Althea Wanderlust Beauty Box (Limited Edition) Unboxing & Review




Hello beauties!

Today I'm back again with another beauty box haul from Althea Korea!

If you're not familiar with Althea Korea, it's an e-commerce website selling all things kbeauty, waaaaaayy cheaper than your retailers in your country. Products are 100% authentic and the best part is they ship internationally for FREE if you spend a certain amount on the site!


So today I'll be sharing with you beauties the
"ALTHEA WANDERLUST BOX"
I have reviewed Althea Boxes previously and you can click here to see them!


This box is curated specially by Althea team and once it's sold out, there will be no restock!
That's the way it is and will be for all specially curated Althea Boxes.

Boxes are curated based on a specific theme each time, so my advice to you for buying Althea Boxes is - BUY IT WHEN YOU SEE A *NEW* BOX AVAILABLE! If you see and like it, there will be no time for second guesses because once you miss it, IT'S GONE FOREVER.

However, don't fret if you didn't manage to snag a box because there will be new ones added every few weeks. So to stay on top of the game, be sure to subscribe to Althea's newsletters for latest updates. That's how I usually get to know about new box releases!


One great thing I have to mention about this beauty box is that you can see ALL THE ITEMS IN THE BOX before purchasing! I know some boxes have a minimum subscription whatsoever but these boxes don't!

By the time this review is up, this very box will be sold out, but no worries - you can still purchase any item you see here individually on the site (though it is much more worth it to buy them together in the box!).


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So back to the box, here's my unboxing and thoughts about each product -





Aqutop Water Color Blusher in Soft Pink (worth RM58)





With Aqutop Blusher. Very subtle blush look.


What It Is: 
A liquid blusher that comes in a nail polish-like bottle!

How To Use: 
You traditionally use it alone as a blusher but you can also use it together with a liquid highlighter to make that cheek pop! Dab and blend with fingers - perfect for makeup beginners! Moreover, you can use it over your eyelids and lips for a monochromatic makeup look!

What I Like About It: 
This blusher absorbs into my skin easily and doesn't mess up my makeup! Infused with Celbioniqu Water and Damask Rose Water, this blusher is perfect for keeping my skin moist (especially for colder months) and delivers the iconic Korean dewy look instantly.



Peripera Mini Mini Peppy's Carrier - Yellow (worth RM99)



I applied Ink Concealer as my highlighter and Ink Multi as my bronzer and eye base.

Once blended out with fingers and sponge, it looks pretty seamless!

Left to Right: Vivid Tint Water // Vivid Tint Water + Ink Airy // Ink Velvet




What It Is: 
A travel luggage filled with 5 mini Peripera products including 3 lipsticks, 1 concealer and 1 Multi Shadow Cream to achieve a full face of makeup on the go! You can also customize your New York themed stickers as you wish, pull/push the handle and rotate the luggage wheels 360 degrees!

How To Use: 
Dab and spread lipsticks using fingers onto the lips and also cheeks as a blusher OR use a brush for more precise application. As for the concealer, apply under eyes and along the T-zone for some highlight while using Multi Shadow on eyelids and as a liquid bronzer.

What I Like About It: 
The size of it is PERFECT for travel! They're so small and honestly, you don't need a lot of product for fuss-free makeup! As travelling to humid places can make your makeup melt, these products are great for natural Asian makeup look and/or quick touch-ups! FYI New York is my top favourite city in the world and this definitely adds more motivation to save up for a visit there one day!

Vivid Tint Water gives a high shine finish. Ink Airy gives a matte finish. Ink Velvet gives a semi-matte finish. In terms of pigmentation: Vivid Tint Water (lightest) - Ink Airy - Ink Velvet (highest). Personally, I like Ink Velvet best 💖


COC Momo Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in #01 Real Black (worth RM20)


What It Is: 
A waterproof twist-up black gel eyeliner that comes with a sharpener.

How To Use: 
Simply twist up for usage. Use given sharpener (at the back) to make a more precise line. You can also use a flat eye brush to create a sharper line.

What I Like About It: 
I enjoy the fact that this gel eyeliner is long lasting, especially for oily eyelids like mine! Great for sweaty outdoors or even a long day out travelling!



Heynature Dual Eyeshadow (worth RM40)





What It Is: 
A dual eyeshadow stick that comes with a sponge at the other end to create an easy-breezy application!

How To Use: 
Use the darker colour closer to eyelashes. With one swipe of the stick, use the sponge to blend out evenly. Layer on for more colour intensity.

What I Like About It: 
The application is a dream come true for busy people on the go! Travel moments should be filled with pictures and memories instead of spending long hours in hotel just getting ready 😉
The only downside about it is I only have one eye look with this shadow stick.

However, I find this shadow stick is a little tricky to apply if you are not used to using crayon type shadows. You can always use a brush first instead of applying onto your lids directly to make it more seamless!


Etude House Dr Mascara Fixer for Super Long Lash (worth RM25)

 




What It Is: 
A waterproof mascara which adds length to lashes by incorporating fine fibres. Formulated with black soybean extract to keep lashes healthy and strong, promoting growth and length!

How To Use: 
Can be used as either base coat or top coat, generously coat lashes from root to tip and allow to dry.

What I Like About It: 
It actually does what it says! See photos for comparison pics.




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As you can see, the Althea Box is really of GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY especially if you like every single product inside! Do visit Althea and click on the link to redeem your first RM20 credits!

REVIEW: Philips Prestige StyleCare Auto Curler




It's review time again and in this blogpost I will be sharing my thoughts on the


Frankly speaking, the reason why you hardly see me in curls is because -

1) My hair is thick and unruly. It takes at least 20-30 minutes to curl my each section of my hair properly. Thus it is too TIME CONSUMING to make my whole crowning glory look good thus making me lazy to reach for the curling wand.

2) I sometimes mess up thus it can become a (bad) messy situation. I lack the skill to curl properly. Instead of having salon-made curls, I have poodle curls.

So I was looking to buy a new, hassle-free hair curler and the only auto curler I know is from Babyliss and it costs around RM800+!!! The price would cause a huge dent to my bank account thus that's the reason why I have been holding back all these while.

 Then some good news came . . . . . Philips recently launched THIS *NEW* AUTO CURLER.


Philips, a well-known household brand develops a hair curler. Now this would be of quality and of course, efficient and reliable. I have used Philips hair dryers and hair tools in the past and I know I can count on the quality.


THE PHILIPS AUTO CURLER

Some of the outstanding features are:
  • Smart curling system - It has a beeping system to indicate time's up
  • Huge barrel for 2x more hair in one go - Ideal for people with thick hair
  • Vertical grip instead of horizontal for better ergonomic hold
  • Smart curl guards - Never again burn your fingers or ears because only the insides of the barrel is heated - which is specially made for your hair!


. . . . .  and the retail price is RM629! Not too bad for an auto curler!

BEFORE

My hair type is thick and coarse (from all the colouring and bleaching). It could take me a good 30 minutes to curl each section of my unruly locks and they can sometimes get tangled in between.

My hair is currently at my elbow's length and the pictures below demonstrate how thick my hair truly is.






AFTER 

This is how my hair looks like within 10 minutes of using the Philips Auto Curler. It really is a DREAM COME TRUE for thick hair like mine!







It does give me symmetry and evenly distributed curls that I always long for! I feel this is because the timing is one of the most important factors to give an even look and I somehow always mistime myself!

Here's my ratings for this Auto Curler:

Efficacy: 5/5 - it can do curls in such a short amount of time!
Variety: 4/5 - can't do small curls
User Interface: 5/5 - pretty straightforward with good labels
Ergonomics: 5/5 - made with the intent of not making our arms feel tired YASSS!
Price: 3/5 - still on the pricey side



You can get this Auto Curler at any Philips Experience Store or check out this link on the "Where To Buy" section to learn more!



Disclaimer:
This is not a sponsored post however, I received this Auto Curler as part of PR initiatives.

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