Monday, November 24, 2014

Things To Do In Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (Part 1 : Jesselton Point)

Formely known as North Borneo, Sabah is located on the northern portion of the island of Borneo and offers lots of tourist attractions.

Most of the tourist attractions are located outside Kota Kinabalu, which is the capital city of Sabah. But there are a few great places here in Kota Kinabalu too.

Since I spend most of my weekends hanging out with my BFF in search of great places to take pictures, lolz, perhaps I should recommend a few places to visit here in the city of Kota Kinabalu.

If you're planning to visit Sabah, do visit Sabah Tourism Website for a quick browse on the local attractions. Jesselton Point is located at the far end of the city, you can reach there either by walking or by taking a taxi, I prefer walking though, since it's really not that far from Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, but of course the weather in Sabah is freaking hot, so it's better if you reach there as early as possible or later in the evening it you're planning to catch the sunset.





Jesselton Point Waterfront
Situated north of downtown Kota Kinabalu, this quaintly scenic place has an unmistakable historical feel to it—complete with olden days snapshots of Kota Kinabalu city (Jesselton) and vintage red English phone booths. Jesselton Point Waterfront serves as the only ferry terminal for Labuan-bound passengers as well as the main (and cheapest) boat terminal for the Tunku Ab - See more at: http://www.sabahtourism.com/destination/jesselton-point-waterfront#sthash.4PG4Mu9K.dpufJesselton Point is actually a jetty. There's a ferry terminal for Labuan bound passengers and boat terminal for Gayana Island and Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park ( which consist of Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik and Pulau Sulug). I'll leave the islands reviews for my next post, lolz.

Jesselton Point Waterfront also offers fishing facilities which charges RM10 per entry. Besides that, there's also a Futsal centre, handicraft stalls, local dining and F& B outlets.

What I really love about this place is the nostalgic feel that it offers. There's lots of black & white pictures on the walls. There's even a vintage red English phone booth that I really love to take pictures with, even the lamps look classically old.

                                             
                               
Another thing I love about this place is the sea view. It's so BLUE!


Even my mom loves to take pictures here, lol.


Whether it's your 1st time visiting Sabah or you're a Sabahan who lives in Kota Kinabalu, Jesselton Point is a great place for sight seeing and enjoying the sunset.
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and Gayana Island.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mon Chéri Essentials - Le Fleur de Lis (The Lily Collection)

" The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved." - Mon Chéri

Mon Chéri is a brand originating from the French heritage that have both passion and enthusiasm on true, natural beauty, MON CHÉRI inspires people to live comfortably in their own skin and embrace the timeless natural beauty of oneself.

I first found out about this brand when I stumbled upon their Facebook and Website, there was a complimentary Mon Chéri Skincare Collection sample upon sign up, so I requested one for my combination skin.

Then one fine day, I received this super cute cardboard package from Mon Chéri.
Inside the cardboard package, there's a little transparent box which contains all the samples for my combination skin.

Gasp! This has got to be the cutest sample I'd ever received, hehehe.

There's even a small card with the quote "The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved.” The perfect quote to read to oneself every morning, lolz.


There's also a pamphlet on various types of skincare, mine is of course for Normal to Combination Skin.

Gentle Cleanser, Toner and Moisturizer are included in the sample set.


Both the gentle cleanser and toner bottles have small nozzles opening for easy pouring.
The Mon Chéri gentle cleanser is enriched with botanical extracts, oil control serum and mild surfactant. While removing dirt, oil and other impurities from the skin effectively, it helps in improving the overall skin appearance, texture and firmness.

The cleanser is definitely gentle on my sensitive skin, it doesn't leave a tight feeling after using it.


The Mon Chéri toner contains herbal blends and natural astringents that help remove impurities and refine pore after cleansing. It is a gentle exfoliator that helps in removing impurities and soothes irritated skin. With the presence of botanical extracts, it helps in preserving the skin’s firm texture and reduces wrinkles.

I really like this toner as it keeps my skin fresh and oil free for quite a while. Plus it doesn't sting my sensitive skin.


The Mon Chéri moisturizer  contains botanical ingredients with several moisturising agents, anti-oxidants and vitamins. This helps in maintaining the skin’s suppleness, increasing moisture level and at the same time repairing the skin’s cell tissue, while preventing anti-aging skin conditions. It is nourished with vitamins and agents to leave the skin feeling smooth and hydrated.


Though it may look heavy and creamy, it absorbs quite well on my skin, leaving none of those oily, greasy and heavy feel.


Overall this is a really great skincare brand to try out especially if you're into natural skincare. Not only do they cater to different skincare types and needs, their whole packaging is also to die for, lol. I really love the whole vintage vibe of Mon Chéri, it reminds me of retro, classic French era.

If you're curious about this brand and would love to know more about them, do check out their website and facebook for more information on Mon Chéri : )



Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thursday Plantation 100% Pure Multipurpose Tea Tree Oil Liquid

Everyone who knows me would know I'm accident prone and always managed to get myself bumps and scratches no matter where I go, lol.

So I'm always on the lookout for new antiseptic every time I visit Watson, Guardian or the nearest Pharmacy. Then, one fine day, I came across a brand while browsing through Facebook , an Australian brand named Thursday Plantation which is the first company to produce therapeutic grade Tea Tree Oil. I've come across this brand before but never tried any of their product, luckily I've won their facebook giveaway and get to try this little cute bottle, which is the Thursday Plantation 100% Pure Multipurpose Tea Tree Oil Liquid.


According to their official website, this 100% pure natural oil is a powerful antiseptic which inhibits a broad spectrum of bacteria and fungi and cleanses and protects skin abrasions. Tea Tree Oil is well tolerated by healthy skin tissue, and does not inhibit normal cell growth.
  • Relieves minor cuts, burns, abrasions, pimples, bites and stings
  • Treats fungal infections such as athlete’s foot and nail infection
  • Has demonstrated to be as effective as Benzoyl peroxide in the treatment of mild to moderate acne*
  • Cleaning: Kills 99.9% household germs
The 10ml bottle comes with a small nozzle for easy pouring and dabbing on cotton.


I really love how this miniature size bottle can be easily stash into my handbag for emergency, the screw on lid and glass bottle is quite sturdy too, so there won't be any spill on your bag, but I do noticed a faint scent of tea tree oil in my bag, so do keep this away from your stash of candies in your bag, lolz.

I used this mostly in treating minor scratch and bumps, it doesn't sting and I find it to be quite effective in treating minor wounds. For those who have very sensitive nose, this might cause a problem as it does have a very strong scent of tea tree oil, but after a while, the scent does gets toned down and you'll probably get used to it after a while.


Besides treating minor wounds, it's also suitable for treating those pesky acne that seems to pop out of nowhere, hehehe, a small dab is all I need to shrink those annoying acne. I even find this useful for treating ingrown hairs caused from shaving and for those days I get stuffy nose from colds.

Overall it's a great multipurpose product, the 10ml bottle is perfect for emergency fix and definitely travel friendly.