Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Why Not ?

As you become older, you just want a no nonsense kind of life. You just want to get back home after a long day, take off your bra…the panty is not such a bother….walk around the house freely, put your hair as high as your standards . Hit the shower only if it is really really necessary and get SIRI to remove your makeup. 

Dig into the fridge for some leftovers or just a piece of Lindt would just be fine. I rather live by myself alone without having any interaction with anyone. The lesser people you let in the bigger your personal space. At this very moment, I trust no one but myself. I only have myself for me. I don’t want to rely on someone to get my mood right.

Yes I have a few, and when I say a few…really few friends.  Over the years I let of many people from my list.  I think less is more. I am moving on.  I just let go of people I know for more than 20 years too.  The process was not pretty, but I have learnt to let them go. Memories on the other had are funny, the creep in when is not required and most time they make me sad.

Is not that I am sad because I miss the person, I just miss the memories. The things I used to do and places that I have been in. Then  I asked myself, “Who Said I Should?”  I am no longer going to listen to anyone anymore. I am only going to do the thing that I love and want. Only happiness filled activities. I just need to pause for a second and cry. Then I can restart. I keeping telling myself, I want to sleep early every day. I haven’t done that in a long while.

I just made a list of All You Should Do by 2020, Wanna see the list? It is long.
  1. Go on a Solo Trip
  2. Sleep really early and wake up really early
  3. Go for a long walk in the nature ALONE!!
  4.  Just breath when things are not within your control
  5.  Randomly spend some money on a random stranger
  6.  Change HAIR COLOR/STYLE  – Go for a look that you have never done
  7. Drop 10kg by hook or by crook
  9. Let go of many more people in your life, totally block and delete their contact
  10. Don’t talk to anyone all thru out the weekend (No Communication Weekend)
  11. Master your career
  12. Write and Publish Something  - At least an article
  13. Read 5 books by 2020
  14. Get another tattoo
  15. Learn an music instrument – Piano – learn it
  16. Join a dance class
  17.  Visit more temples
  18.  Pause Love
  19.   Get a doggo maybe
  20.   Trust No One

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Vaseline Dry Serum Deodorant Review

Hello boys and girls, sounds so classroom like! Anyways I love you all as usual. Thank you for dropping by again.

May has been treating me pretty well. What about you guys?  We will be wrapping up the month really soon. 

I haven't been the best keeper of personal goals, but now I am slowly committing to overall skin care betterment.  So, I am bring to you my 5 month old favorite finding - and it is inexpensive too.

5 months ago, I was excited to see Vaseline coming up with a Dry Serum Deo. Yes, you heard me right. Vaseline has a relatively new deodorant in the market. The best part is that, it comes in a Creamy Lotion Formula. 

They kept the choices really minimal and incorporated 1 main purpose of the deo into all 3 formulas. That is the Whitening element. 

It is suppose to give 48 hours protection against sweating. It lasts me up to a good 6 hours mark. May be cause I sweat much these days. The difference in each formula is only the vitamin added to it. I got all 3 of them because I like trying out new stuff.

White & Dry : I love using this one on my feet. Is much drier than the other 2 formulas.
Smells really clean.
Price : RM 10 - RM 12 a tube.

White & Smooth : Absolute favorite, my inner thigh savior. The best !!!
Price : RM 10 - RM 12 a tube.

Ultra Whitening : I'm okay with this one. But visible results.
Smells really clean.
Price : RM 10 - RM 12 a tube

Qualities that kept me going back to just this one product: 
  • Visibly whiter underarm from first use
  • Sheer and Lightweight, absorbs instantly
  • Not sticky and dries fast
  • Up to 48-hour odor protection

Product Claims:

Clinically proven to repair underarm skin up to 20 layers X deep, giving you visibly whiter underarm.

I found more than one use for this beautiful product. I have chunky thigh that rubs against each other as I walk.  The days I wear dresses or skirts,  Vaseline Deodorant Dry Serum actually safes my thighs against frictions. Cool Right ?

Now this application has become my routine. Everyday after shower, I apply Vaseline Deodorant Dry Serum (White & Smooth ) on my inner thighs.

My skin discoloration has minimized. Is still  there, but I hope it will one day go away completely!!.
The product dries fast upon application and is not sticky like other deodorants. The best part is, it doesn't dry out to be flaky or crusty. And no more white stains on armpit or your clothing.

The only thing that can be improved is the applicator. I just use my fingers to apply the  product on the desired area. 

Watch my full review on my other social media platforms and Youtube navigation links are available below:

Youtube : https://youtu.be/W-DGBQ2rUH8

Monday, May 13, 2019

WYCON COSMETICS - A Giveaway Review

I think my lucky star is working right now.  Maybe twice in a row!! Why you ask ? Cause I won the guardian Share your Haul and won. Yup, you heard me right. Anyways, told I am writing about a recent giveaway that I won. 

I got a set of WYCON COSMETICS lip liner and lip stick.  Cool right? And the colour given to me is PINK.

|  Creamful Lipstick : Chili Pink  |  Intense Lip Liner : Violet Orchid  |

The lipstick may appear a little darker on camera, but it is literally a darling pink shade. It is very sweet looking too. I have done a tryout video and I am loving the color payout and the intensity of both the lip liner and lip stick.


Here is the introduction to the brand and their origin:
Founded in 2009 by Gianfranco Satta, an established entrepreneur in women’s cosmetics and Raffaella Pagano, a product manager with extensive knowledge in the makeup industry, the market-leading Italian beauty brand is set to open its first store in Asia on 16 May 2019 at Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur.

The brand offers an entirely Made In Italy cosmetics line comprising of Makeup, Skincare and Bodycare, an assurance of only the highest quality, formulas and textures on each products. Incorporating the key values of innovation, novelty and colours in all its product range, the brand has continuously produce and provide cutting-edge and cruelty-free products to everyone of all ages and skin colours.

Staying true to the claims, the pink shade given to me suited my colored complexion. It is an universal pink that is compatible for all skin tones and women of all ages.  

To be honest, I am not a pink lip person. I think "Pink" might just be my new "Red" . Here is a picture of me wearing the sweet pink colours on my lips.

I love experimenting and multitasking a makeup product. I feel some makeup products and types are so versatile that they can work more than their basic functions. Both the lip products form WYCON Cosmetics  are indeed versatile. 

Here is what I did with the Creamful  Lipstick in the shade Chili Pink and Intense Lip Liner in the shade Violet Orchid.

I converted the lipstick into a blush. The lipstick formula was very hydrating and even tho it was a lipstick with a lot of  nourishing properties, it did not make my cheek look oily or blotchy. All I did was, apply a little lipstick with on my cheek and blend it out with my finger. 

The lipstick instantly gave my cheeks a natural looking rosy tint. It stayed put on my cheek for 8 hours and I did not need to touch up. The color did not get absorbed into my skin. It just stayed there.

The next thing that I did was, to convert the Intense Lip Pencil - Lip Liner into a day time wearable eye colour. It may have appeared as a straight on pink at first, but after blending it out it was just a perfect pop of color on my lids.

I have hooded lids, but the colour did not transfer onto the upper area of my lids and neither did it get washed away with the oily lid situation going on. 

The Verdict :

With just 2 lip products, one can actual enhance the one's looks just as promised by the WYCON Cosmetics. 

As for the lipstick and lip pencil original usage satisfaction is 5/5. As mentioned in my video, the lipstick is very nourishing and does not dry put your lips given the colour payout was intense. Just with one swipe I could decently cover the whole perimeter one lip. The lip liner applies easily and id not like some dry waxy pencil consistency. It glided on like butter on both my lips and lid.

           |  Creamful Lipstick : Chili Pink  |  Intense Lip Liner : Violet Orchid  | DOUBLE DUTY PRODUCTS |

Join the opening of WYCON Cosmetics first store in Asia on 16 May at Mid Valley Megamall, Ground Floor (South Court)

Be the FIRST 300 in line on the opening day to receive a COMPLIMENTARY lipstick!
Giveaway starts at 1PM.

 More exciting gifts and deals await you in-store from
  16 - 19 May 2019

Spend RM50 and receive 1 DREAMY gift
Spend RM150 and receive 3 DREAMY gifts

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WYCON FB : https://www.facebook.com/wyconcosmeticsmalaysia/

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Althea A'Bloom Box - Recipe for Delight

Good day my everyone. Hope Monday has been treating you kind. My was just perfect. Why you ask? Cause I got my Althea A'Bloom Box today. So I decided to do a quick unboxing video as soon as I got home. 

At the moment, I am juggling a full time job as a Marketing Executive, doing freelance social media management for a few local business owners, taking up night classes with Shaw Academy and happily doing my beauty & makeup review on Youtube, Instagram, THIS BLOG and FB.  

Yup, juggling is the word. I have removed myself from really bad company and unwanted distractions. Surprisingly, fell into a good regime that life has to offer me. With all that said. I am happy doing the things that makes me happy. When I received the A'Bloom Box - I truly felt delighted.

So here I am sharing with you guys, my recent Althea Haul. 

I picked up 2 Sheet Masks, 2 Version of their Meringue Makeup Sponges and got a FREE Phone grip. Sounds like a good buy? Wait, that's not it. Althea is giving free shipping to Malaysia if you buy more than 1 item storewide. I'm not kidding, go check it out yourself. The link is at the bottom of my blog post.

- Nourishing Avacado Mask :RM 2 - SOLD OUT 

- Brightening Lemon Lime Mask : RM 2 - SOLD OUT

Makeup Sponge
- Giant Meringue Puff : RM 8 - AVAILABLE 

- Baby Meringue Puff : RM 11 - AVAILABLE 

The total cost of this box was only : RM 22 and I paid RM 0.00 for shipping plus ended up getting 1 FREE Gift (A Phone Grip)

I couldn't ask for more.  Here are more details of each items bought.

Avocado Sheet Mask

The Superfood that is Super-good
  • This mask is rich in antioxidants to nourish and protect skin from harmful environmental factors and prevent wrinkles

  • Infused with avocado extracts and hibiscus for soft supple skin that glows
Key ingredient Adenosine, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract.
Full-size 25g│0.88oz
Skin Type All Skin Types (great for Dry Skin)
Lemon Lime Sheet Mask

Simply The Zest
  • This brightening mask clarifies and brighten dull skin to unveil the natural glow from within.

  • The double dose of Vitamin C from lemon and lime extracts banishes dark spots and green tea boosts brightening while calming skin.

Key ingredient Niacinamide, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
Full-size 25g│0.88oz
Skin Type All Skin Types (great for Combination Skin)
Giant Meringue Puff

Dessert anyone?
  • Irresistibly sweet and versatile puff to use dry or wet

  • Extra large size ensures quick and even application 
Key ingredient High density latex free foam
Full-size 48*46mm
Skin Type All Skin Types
Baby Meringue Puff

Dessert anyone?
  • A pack of three irresistibly sweet and versatile puffs to use dry or wet

  • Multi-angle puffs that blend easily for perfect detailed application   
Key ingredient High density latex free foam
Full-size 30*28mm
Skin Type All Skin Types

Hope the current unboxing details gave you guys a better idea of the A'bloom Collection.
Here are more links as promised :
Althea Korea Website : https://my.althea.kr/
Stay hydrated and enjoy life as it takes you thru the various journeys! Untill I see you in my next blog post.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Baring It All with Live Veda Saffron Face Gel

 I know I should not be complaining, but I just can't stop the screams that are going on in my head right now. If  I was bionic enough I would  have crushed the mouse beneath my palms to ashes. Why would one step over an individual who wants to do the right thing?

Why does their request gets rejected? When the guilty party see the person they have tortured sad...they then decide to accommodate. Is either a person's tear is so powerful or worthless!! Anger management is a skill, calming my steaming head is a skill, keeping my mouth shut is a greater skill that I have recently acquired.  

Not swearing is so hard, I have a whole long list of  A-List-Cursing-Words running like a programming script in my head. I'm glad it is not being said out. Keep it together Lakshmi. You don't have to give this any attention.

Okay, enough of ranting. Let's get down to reviewing. Recently (actually about a month ago),  I was sent a skin care product from Live Veda re-seller in Malaysia. She sent me this beautiful look glass jar that contained Saffron Face Gel.

Live Veda is an Ayurveda Brand that originates from India. They have 6 products available under this brand. They have a cleanser, face mask, face oil, face polish and moisturizers that come is 2 formulas; a gel and cream formula.

The Review : 
Product : Saffron Face Gel
Weight : 30g
Packaging : Glass Jar 
Price  : Mid - High  (RM : 85.00) - Now on Sale RM 80.00
Claims : 
Saffron Face Gel is a gel based moisturizer made from pure saffron and precious Ayurvedic herbs. Commonly used to lighten and brighten the complexion.

Key Ingredients :
Saffron Known for its cooling properties, helps reduce inflammation, remove tan & soothe irritate skin. Helps treat dull skin & acne. Gives radiance & improves skin texture. Has skin lightening properties.

Manjishta A potent antioxidant, anti inflammatory & anti microbial herb that helps issues like acne, eczema. Commonly used to lighten dark spots and pigmentation.

Turmeric Contains antioxidants and anti inflammatory properties that provide glow and luster to skin. Heals wound and clears acne. Helps with scarring.

Liquorice Anti inflammatory, moisturizes & brightens skin. Helps diminish the appearance of dark eye circle, discoloration and age spot.

What it did for me :
  • Skin texture, improved greatly after conditioning my skin with the gel.
  • Moisture restored, but still have some dry patch on the side of my forehead. - No fault of the product!
  • Brightened my skin, no breakout even after facial hair removal. 
  • Evened out skin tone on my cheek.

Now the reveal :

With Make-up On

So if you guys feel like trying this product out,  you can always check it out and purchase it from the links below :

Monday, April 29, 2019

Physical Disability is No Disability of the Mind & Will

Real People, Real Stories; Featuring Khairul Nizam the founder of Jamumall Sdn. Bhd.

I am delighted, honored and also inspired to write about a soul that doesn't know the meaning of the word "GIVING UP" . 

We tend to complain mostly about the things or environment that we are not blessed with. We tend to sideline everything good our creator, parents and many of life's teachings that we are generously given. Often, we overuse our power to procrastinate but never really fully utilize the ability to  express our gratitude for the blessings we have and received in life.

I personally do procrastinate, complain and constantly debate that life is not treating me kind. I never actually realized, that I am exactly where I am today of my own doings.  If the doings are of any good, I would be able to live my life to the fullest and struggle would me nothing but a stepping stone to greater success to me.

Here is an inspiring story of Mr. Khairul Nizam the founder of Jamumall Sdn. Bhd. At 30 the disabled entrepreneur has build his on empire to not only sustain his disability's needs but also to support his entire family and new editions to come in the future.

He is someone like many entrepreneurs out there, that had invested and loss a lot of money while trying to startup his own business. Back in the days where replica merchandise had a huge market,  Khairl Nizam invested and loss around RM 600k in that business.

Read More Here

He never once thought of giving up, he continued his hard work and struggled all the way up. All his hard work is very well paid off.  He doesn't believe that physical limitation is a barrier to success. He now has help that permits him to be mobile and he is very grateful to have them around him.  

His quote that actually inspired me : "kalau aku ada 3 jari dan akal mampu membina kehidupan sendiri dan kebahagiaan org sekeliling .. anda ade berapa jari untuk ubah kehidupan?? Usia semakin meningkat, jangan tunggu lagi.. kite je mampu ubah diri kita!!"

It was even said by him, he cannot brain how one with a fully functional physics ceases to move forward in life. You have everything, so don't complain for the little things missing. Go out there, be the legacy that you are meant to be. When you leave this world, leave with a smile cause you have made this world a better place for those who still inhabits it. 

Watch His Heartbreaking Video

It took me only 3 fingers and will power to change my life . How many fingers you have and why can't you do the same?  Life waits for no one, you are your own master of your journey! Make is a splendid one.

My Key Learning(s) from Khairul Nizam's Life Story: 

Give thanks all the time, count your blessings and hustle because you know your worth. He is very thankful for his sister's support.

Limitations are not the body's incapability, it is the mind's disability to achieve the things we want in life.

Don't create excuses because life is not treating you kind, you create a life you want to be in and celebrate life itself.

Is not your fault for being born less fortunate than others but is entirely your fault if  you die that way! 

Make this world a better place, even if you no longer live in it. 

His Message to all :

"Kini aku sedar .. untuk berjaya dlm kehidupan , pekerjaan , mahupun bisnes bukan mudah . Tetapi atas keinginan yg kuat , kasih syg yg hebat , keberanian yg tinggi , suka berlajar dan improve diri , dan juga seorang yg berkomitmen tinggi membawa aku ketahap sekarang ..

Dan semua value yg ade dlm diri aku akan aku bawakan kedalam semua team aku dan masyarakat untuk mereka bangkit , bersemangat , dan berjaya !!! "

So if you guys are feeling a little down today, go and watch Mr.Khairul Nizam's life journey and follow him for daily dose of inspiration!!