Sunday, June 30, 2013

A weekend in Marriott

One of the things that I've always wanted to do in my life, before I get married is to go somewhere alone. I mean to go for a holiday/vacation all by myself.

I realized I would prefer to enjoy all the things that I like to do in my leisure time (a.k.a hobbies), alone than having a company. For example, shopping, dining, sight seeing, cleaning, driving,  designing/creating/doing creative stuff, and etc etc. I would prefer to do all this alone. Not that I dislike to have a company with me or anything... (I love that too) But I think, when I do all that just by myself, I feel...more independent and I'd be more focused to do the things I love with no distractions and interruptions whatsoever! Oh, and I get more freedom too! haha.

So anyway, traveling alone, or vacationing alone has always been one of the things I'd like to do some day. But I never got the chance to do it yet... probably because I've had quite a few health issues last time when I travel. (if you've read my previous posts, you'll know why) So...traveling alone outside of Malaysia would be kinda freaky for me as I kept thinking at the back of my mind...what if something happen to me? Who would take care of me if that problem of mine attack me? What if I die in the middle of strangers? What would they do to me? What will happen to my body? And some other weird thoughts. haha. So yeah..that thing always stops me from fulfilling my desire to travel outside Malaysia alone. haha. Other things....I don't worry so much actually. Because...I think, I can take care of myself! heh

So last Friday, I decided to use some vouchers that I got from my dad to spend some quality me time at Marriott Putrajaya. - So much of traveling/vacationing alone, huh? haha. Okay maybe next time I'll choose a place that would be quite far from my house! ;p

Well I've had quite a rough and stressful week actually, and I really need to unwind a bit. So I decided to pamper and lose myself in a nice huge bedding, with a nice warm bubble bath, and a nice fluffy towel..and some nice food all for myself! So I went there. Had such an amazing time spending some me time doing all the things I love and to spoil and relax myself!

Dining alone in a huge bed was sooooo nice! 

So I lugged with me..all girly things I adore to use at the hotel! - My fave body fave facial stuff, my fave hair fave sleep attire, and my fave book and movies! hehe..

Relaxing in a tub while watching Bride Wars! 

Facial time! 
Using my fave brand - the Beauty Clinic Mediheal from Hansaegee Nature!
(nose pore pack, gel eyefill patch and the pore-stamping charcoal mineral mask)

I just got this recently..and it's my first time using a black tissue mask actually! It's called the H.D.P Pore-Stamping Charcoal-Mineral Mask. I think it's kinda exciting to wear a black mask than a white one. Especially when this mask has a really deep, high definition pixel of the black color! Makes me feel like I'm a Zorro or... Darth Vader or something! haha 

Why do I love Beauty Clinic Mediheal masks? Like I said many times in my previous post: because their mask is the only brand I know that is rich with essence/serum!!! It's highly concentrated! - See how soaking wet my tissue mask really is??!

Imagine...when you put the wet mask on your face... Imagine how nice it is to feel all the essence absorbing into your skin! It's so relaxing! Plus, the scent of this mask has the nicest smell of all the masks I tried from this brand so far! So double the awesomeness!

So anyway...why did I bring this mask to the hotel instead of some other mask that I have? Well..I needed a clay mask for my tired, pimply skin. But I also need a hydrating mask too since I've had quite  a bad dry, flaky skin lately. So, I brought this mask along with me because it gives me just what I needed for that night! - I need to detox my face! And this mask claims to control the excessive sebum, tighten the open pores and purify the skin while leaving it moisturized! So yes, this is the mask I needed to unclog my clogged pores and purify my dirty skin... while I dry my hair and prepare myself for a good night sleep... ^__^

I love how fit the mask really is for my face, by the way! It's like the size of the mask is made for my face shape! It just fits like a glove! Coolness! ^__^ 

While drying my hair, I wore this mask....which now made me looked like I'm a Darth Vader who just changed to a white outfit! hahaha ;p 

Anyway, like most should wear it after you've cleansed your face and have applied the toner/astringent too. Then leave the mask on your face for a good 20 to 30 minutes! When you've done removing the mask, just pat dry the skin and let the skin absorb the remaining essence! Then...have a great sleep! And wake up with bright, happy skin! hehe

I just got back from the hotel today, actually. And I'm super duper extremely tired because I had quite a long and exhausting day today. So I'm gonna leave you with just my facial post first for now, and will continue to write more on my relaxing getaway that I just had this weekend in my next post, okay?

In the mean time, if you would like to try this great mask that I have, kindly leave me an email and I will post it to you for you to try! The mask is really nice..and you should definitely give it a try!
Only two lucky readers will get this. So...if you want it, please leave me an email or blog too if you have one and let's share the love! Otherwise, you can just purchase this mask at Hansaegee Nature's website! It's only RM 11.90!!!'s time for bed. I'm glad I spent a great weekend all by myself! Definitely gonna do this more often before I have a husband to teman me everywhere...hehe.  So now, I will cross out the number 10 in my 50 Things To Do Before I Die list.. hihi

Have a great week ahead you guys!


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Smitten :)

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Hello, hello hellllllowwww!!!!

Sorry for the loooooong silence! I've so many problems to handle and to deal with lately..that it's making me half crazy noww.. haha. and I started breaking out like a lot too. Thankyouverymuch. Sigh. :( 

Doctor said my hormone is unstable..and my stress level is quite high. So that's why I'm experiencing the worst break out I ever had on my face! :( I'm on a medication though... So the medicines that my doctor gave me are making my face super dry. And the sad part is, I can't put anything on my face except the doctor's products. And even if I want to wear make up the doctor said, it has to be a mineral make up..

So while I was fidgeting all week, thinking how am I gonna go out without my make up on with these ugly red bumps on my skin, I remembered this new powder foundation from bareMinerals that I got from attending the Sephora event last time! And I've yet to try and use it! 

And speaking of this mineral make up, let me just share with you guys about the whole mineral make up thingy..and also this event that I attended last time since I never got the chance to blog about it the other day..

The event were held at JW Marriott. Only few bloggers were selected for this event..and yours truly were lucky enough to be selected as one of the guests..and get to try the products and bring home some too! - So yeay to that! ^__^ 

My table....with my name! ;)

So the event was held to introduce to the media on the latest "Bare Minerals" collection and also to share with us the techniques of the world class make-up artist, Sarah Jane (SJ)! 

Throughout her career, SJ has worked with celebrities such as Naomi Campbell, Sadie Frost, Sophie Anderton, Jemma Kidd and Jodie Kidd and most recently did the makeup for Alexa Chung and Tali Lennox at the Scottish Fashion Awards. SJ has also worked on various commercial photo shoots with photographers such as Rankin and Terry McGough and supported several advertising campaigns, television shows, films and UK editorial magazines like Marie Claire, In Style, Look, Health & Fitness, Live, Psychologies, Essentials and The Telegraph. SJ’s talent and experience also extends to the fashion industry and she has participated in a number of fashion shows, including Annabel’s Fashion Week where she worked with designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Chanel, Chloe, Ralph Lauren & Holland and Holland. It was at London Fashion Week, where she originally fell in love with bareMinerals after seeing an artist use it backstage!

So why minerals?

Well, minerals are essentials for living cells and their power is extraordinary - that's why bareMinerals has spent years researching their incredible skin-renewing benefits for that healthy, fresh, younger-looking skin.

The key ingredient in bareMinerals Skincare is their proprietary ActiveSoil Complex which contains a comprehensive blend of essential macro and micro minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium. This complex is proven to increase cell turnover, resulting in instantly brighter, smoother, younger-looking skin with a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and smaller-looking pores over time.

So during the dinner, while we enjoy our scrumptious food, SJ explained to us the history of the company...and the benefits of mineral make up! She also introduced us the newest innovation from bareMinerals called READY!

bareMinerals READY foundation

This is the award-winning SPF 20 Foundation that includes minerals like iron and zinc to give you flawless coverage and promote clearer, healthier-looking skin. It is a solid mineral technology powered by their SeaNutritive Mineral Complex - composed of positively charged sea minerals extracted from nutrient-rich algae and seaweed - with antioxidants that deliver proven anti aging benefits.

SJ showing us the technique on how to apply the READY foundation powder!

Just tap...and buff!

So what does this bareMinerals READY SPF 20 Foundation claims to benefit your skin?

  • It gives you superior coverage
  • No make-up look and feel
  • Hydrates and replenishes the skin
  • It gives you a natural finish
  • 12-hour long-wear
  • It diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Seamless blendability
  • Featherlight feel
  • Incredible skin-nourishing benefits

So this is the READY make up! 

With NO preservatives, NO parabens, NO artificial oils, NO synthetic fragrances and NO talc! 

SJ with her model of the day..

While SJ did the model's make up, we were served with very delicious meals by Shook restaurant, JW Marriott. 


My favourite would be the dessert!
Bitter dark chocolate mousse with apricot and apple cube and coconut rice ice cream!!

And these are our goodies to bring home!

Me and SJ

Me and my sister

Me with some other awesome bloggers..

Thank you Sephora for inviting me to this event! 

Will blog more on the powder! I just started using it..hehee. Take care guys! See ya! ;)


Monday, June 17, 2013

Damaged Router

Hey guys! 

So sorry for the long silence! The Internet at my house has been down for a few days! T__T At first, I thought because we forgot to pay the bills or something..but then when I checked with TM, our line hasn't been cut off yet. And I even went to pay the bill for this month, and next month terus, when I was at TM Point office earlier today... So when I got home today, expecting the Internet to be okay, switched on and off the modem and wifi thingy for five times...only to realized that my router is not working! Pfffft.... No wonder we didn't get the wifi signals even! So tomorrow I'm gonna call the TM guy to replace to a new one. Haih.. Such a disappointment. Thought of blogging tonight. But looks like I have to wait for another one or two days... Hmm. =\

Blogging through your phone is no fun. So tiny, I can't see anything. tskk


Monday, June 10, 2013

The GUESS Shiny Hardware Collection!

GUESS handbags are a very popular brand among the ladies! I still remember my first handbag that I got from my mom during high school was from GUESS! Whatever size and types of handbag that you are looking for; purses, slings, satchels, handbags, totes and etc, a GUESS handbag can meet your needs! They have various of different and awesome styles of handbags that I'm sure any woman would love to carry! :)

Recently yours truly was invited to a sneak preview of the GUESS Summer 2013 handbags collection! 

GUESS' new range of handbags are highly feminine, sensual and chic, with playful and iconic styles, perfect for all the trend-setting fashionistas who love the iconic GUESS style!

My favourite collection is the GUESS Durado line! - Simply because I think the bags are very classy yet chic as compared to the other collection, which I think are more suitable for those adventurous and playful ladies ;)

The GUESS Durado Collection features a golden shiny pyramid studwork/hardware and an elegant logo plate on each bag, to enhance the look of this classic handbag. The material of this bag is soft shiny grained faux leather with some grained patent leather as for the trimmings. It comes in various sizes to suit your own preference and style. The Durado collection comes in three colors for each style; Black, Violet and Nude. This collection is most suitable for those who love a structured, classy bag!

Now let's take a closer look at each bag!

The Durado Carryall Handbag

Refined and ready for work or the weekend, this covet-worthy carryall bag is a style standout! Elegantly structured with sublime detailing, it's topped with slender handles for a comfortable shoulder wear. 
This spacious with an intuitively organized interior bag, has double top handles with a 9" drop.
The interior features a middle zip compartment, zip pocket and 2 slip pockets.

Comes in three colors: Nude, Violet and Black
Retail price at RM 399


The interior..


The Durado Flapbag

Dare to be square with this boxy, flapbag from GUESS? hehe. This is the Durado Top Handle Flap bag collection. The handbag is beautifully structured in a square, and with this very bold color, Violet, it makes such a fabulous fashion statement to your outfit of the day! ;)

This bag has a flap front with a snap closure. Rolled top handle with an adjustable crossbody strap. 
It has a GUESS hardware at front. Flat bottom. Lined interior with two interior compartments, back wall zip pocket, and organizational slip pockets.  

Comes in three colors: Nude, Violet and Black
Retail price at RM 359



The interior

It looks smaller than the other two bags, but it fits all my essential items perfectly!

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that every GUESS handbag comes with a dustbag for you to keep your bag neat and tidy back home!!

The Durado Satchel Bag

Refined and ready from 9-to-5, this sleek satchel bag is a style standout! Elegantly structured with sublime detailing, it's topped with slender handles for a comfortable shoulder wear too. And best of all, it matches my outfit of the day! ^___^

This bag has double top handles with a 8-3/4" drop.  It has a top zip closure with gold-tone hardware (pyramid stud detailing) and a logo plate in front, just like all the other GUESS Durado bags. Interior features zip pocket and 2 slip pockets.

Comes in three colors: Nude, Violet and Black
Retail price at RM 379




Some organizational slip pockets for you to insert your keys, phones, etc

So....My favourite? 

Definitely the Black Durado Satchel bag! Not only because the bag is so spacious (I'm a fan of big, spacious bags, by the way - I got a lot of stuff to carry! ;p), but also because the style is very chic, and the color just happened to match my outfit of the day! hehee ;)

So what's your favourite bag??

 Visit the GUESS Accessories stores now, and choose your favourite GUESS handbags...and make your fashion statement!

We love our bags! Now go get your own GUESS bag! ;)

P/S: The GUESS Summer 2013 Collection is available in June! Happy shopping, ladies! 

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