Saturday, November 12, 2016

Lazada Online Revolution 2016

Lazada Online Revolution is back with it's 2016 theme "Brands For All", with participation of more than 1000 brands & 55000 international & local merchants. This is the 5th year since it was first introduced on 12.12.2012. For this year, it starts on 11.11.2016 and ends on 14.12.2016, that's plenty of time to get some intense shopping done. 


These are all the special offers for the whole duration of Lazada Online Revolution 2016

 


In conjunction with this special event, Lazada had decided to send over this Parcel Of Joy to some lucky bloggers, and I'm one of them. Yay!

Ooops, there's a bit of dent on the box, but not to worry, Lazada parcel box is super sturdy and all the items inside are in good condition.



Inside there's a lot of goodies from various well known brands.



Nescafe White Coffee in Pandan flavour, Maggie Oat Mee Curry & Thai White Tom Yam. Well I'd never tried out these 3 items before, so now is the perfect time to taste them all! lolz.



 Tefal Manual Chopper. I love cooking so this will definitely go handy in the kitchen.




My best friend just gave birth to a cute baby boy last month. So these are perfect for her.



L'Oreal Dual Stylers samples, which are great for testing them out before investing in a full tube.



The last item from my Parcel Of Joy is this limited edition Ola Bola Hand Sports Bag from Milo. Thanks a lot Lazada!



If you're thinking of doing some year end shopping, do join in Lazada Online Revolution 2016 and grab all the great offers at Lazada !


 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Crème Simon 7 Day Brightening Challenge

Crème Simon, the French Beauty Skincare was founded in 1860. Crème Simon offers simple yet powerful skin-care and climate-care solutions that are without parabens, silicones, alcohol and harmful preservatives.


Crème Simon products are not yet available here in KK, so these samples are couriered over by Crème Simon MY during a special sample giveaway in conjunction with their 7 Day Brightening Challenge contest.


The 2 products samples are Gentle Double Exfoliation Scrub & Lymphatic Contouring and Lifting Gel. Apparently these 2 products are to be combined together in the ratio of 1:3, before using them as an exfoliating massage gel.


The 1st thing I'd noticed after pouring them out is their scent. These products smells really lovely, in a perfumey kind of way. They remind me a lot of my Sandalwood fragrance oil which I loved to use on my oil burner years ago.


This exfoliating massage gel is super gentle on my skin, the combination of Lymphatic Contouring and Lifting Gel with the Gentle Double Exfoliation Scrub makes it easier to massage my whole face as it glides easily on skin.


The 7 Day Brightening Challenge left me with a slightly brighter skin which was not that obvious since I did a lot of gardening at home, which means I'm always exposed to the sun, lolz. But it did left me with a more even skintone and helps unclogged my pores, which made my skin less oily than before.


Crème Simon products are oil-free, paraben free, silicone free & with over 90% natural ingredients.  Their climate customised products offers light weight skincare for us who live in a hot and humid country. So it doesn't feel heavy at all on our skin.  For me, natural products have always been my preference, so I definitely would recommend this products for all !


For more info, do visit Crème Simon :



Crème Simon was celebrated as the iconic symbol of natural beauty and feminity. - See more at: https://www.creme-simon.com/heritage/#sthash.WuL07IWC.dpuf
Crème Simon was celebrated as the iconic symbol of natural beauty and feminity. - See more at: https://www.creme-simon.com/heritage/#sthash.WuL07IWC.dpuf
Crème Simon was celebrated as the iconic symbol of natural beauty and feminity. - See more at: https://www.creme-simon.com/heritage/#sthash.WuL07IWC.dpuf

Sunday, November 6, 2016

UMS Aquarium & Marine Museum

UMS Aquarium & Marine Museum is located inside the campus of Universiti Malaysia Sabah, within the Borneo Marine Research Institute Complex. The entry fee is RM10 for adult & RM5 for children. We noticed there's a lot of tourist at the time we visited, it's definitely a tourist attraction now in comparison to the time we visited here a few years back, where the visitors were mostly students.

One of the main attraction is this skeleton of Cuvier’s Beaked Whale, which was found dead at the beaches of Mimpian Jadi, Tuaran on 1997.


I love seashells, so this humoungous Trumpet Triton definitely caught my eyes.


A super adorable Chocolate Chip Starfish. Just look at that pose!


This Hammers Cobalt Blue Lobster really love to pose for the camera. It keeps following our camera lens. Lolz


Beautiful fluorescent coral.


There's playful turtles swimming through the aquarium, too bad we didn't get to take some decent shots of them.


Look at that Giant Grouper. We're pretty sure it's the same Giant Grouper that we'd seen a few years ago.


Tachypleus gigas or Horseshoe Crab


And here's a live one. Horseshoe Crab terrifies me, this looks like it's about to stab me with it's sharp tail, lol.


Fish tank filled with Regal Blue Tang


There's even a photo taking booth for taking some funny looking pictures. Perfect for kids like us, lolz.


If you're thinking of doing a weekend trip that's both educational and fun, do drop by UMS Aquarium & Marine Museum !

Saturday, November 5, 2016

BCL AHA Cleansing Research

BCL which stands for Beauty Creative Lab is a cosmetic and skincare brand from Japan. They're widely known for their mascaras and eyeliners, which are really great for creating natural everyday makeup. Aside from makeup, BCL also has their own cleansing line. A few months back, I received these lovely gifts from BCL, which I'd won from one of their facebook giveaways. 

 
BCL Cleansing Research Cleaning Water Oil Free

This 400 ml bottle is huge, it's definitely a bargain since this will definitely last for a while. The first thing I noticed after pouring it on my cotton pad is the delicious apple scent! A few years back, I have a huge obsession with apple scent and used to buy any beauty products that smells a lot like apple. This really does brings back old memories, lol.


I love makeup remover that's watery instead of oily. Even though BCL Cleansing Research Cleaning Water is an oil free makeup remover, it still managed to rid off my waterproof mascara and eyeliner. It's gentle on skin and I didn't experience any dryness at all after using it.


BCL AHA Cleansing Research Wash Cleansing

This foam wash has the same apple scent as BCL Cleansing Research Cleaning Water Oil Free. It contains fruity acid which removed clogged pores and impurities from our skin.


I love foaming wash that really deep cleanses my skin. Not only does this product made my skin squeaky clean, it also made it soft and smooth, thanks to the microbeads that works as a gentle exfoliant. For those who are in need of a good gentle exfoliating cleanser for getting rid of clogged pores, do try this as it works gently on skin. 



Overall, I love these BCL AHA Cleansing Research products as they keeps my skin free from any major  break outs. Plus I love the apple scent too!



Friday, November 4, 2016

The Face Shop Real Nature Calendula Souci Mask

The Face Shop Real Nature Calendula Souci Mask is one of the beauty products that I'd received from 0.8L (Point Eight Liter), along with the Nature Republic EXO Nature & Hand Cream which I'd written a review on my previous post.

I'd always love The Face Shop wide choices of assorted sheet masks that are designed to cater different types of skin. For this Calendula Souci Mask, it targets mainly in moisturizing dry hydrated skin. It contains essence of calendula flower that provides soothing, care of rough skin and dead skin cells to create smooth skin.


Applying sheet mask is one of the fastest way to get that healthy glow on your skin. I usually apply sheet mask for 15-20 minutes before taking it off. Sheet masks are usually drenched in generous amount of watery essence, which means there'll be plenty of leftovers on your skin even after applying the mask on for 20 minutes. For me, I would gently massage the excess essence on my face and neck.


The first thing I'd noticed after putting this Calendula Souci Mask on is it's scent. It has a nice floral scent to it which I really love. Lately I've been following a healthy skin regime, so my skin are currently not suffering from any dryness, which means I can't  really attest to the effectiveness of this mask on dry skin. But on my combination skin, it works well in keeping my skin feeling hydrated without any irritation on my sensitive skin. Another plus is it's paraben free! For now I am tempted to try the other variants of The Face Shop Real Nature as I really love the eye catching packaging  ^.^

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Nature Republic EXO Nature & Hand Cream (Honey)

0.8L (Point Eight Liter) is a type of global social commerce where you can experience the products you love before you buy them, from anywhere around the world. There's been tons of giveaway on facebook & instagram by 0.8L from different countries including Malaysia, which I'd recently won this limited edition Nature Republic EXO Nature & Hand Cream in Honey.


For those who are a big fan of EXO, seeing their favourite idol face on the packaging of a hand cream would probably made them want to purchase this. There's even signature on it, so this can be considered as collectables too since they're limited edition, lol.


This hand cream comes in a 30ml tube, it's mini size packaging makes it easy to fit inside my small handbag. It has a sturdy packaging, with a screw on lid, so this will not spill easily inside your bag.


Nature Republic EXO Nature & Hand Cream has a thick, creamy, buttery texture that works really well in keeping my skin soft and well moisturized. Though it might seem a little heavy & thick, it actually absorbs fast into my skin without leaving any filmy sticky feeling.


The first thing I'd noticed after trying this on is it's sweet honey scent! It smells sweet & powdery, not too overpowering at all. For those who are not too fond of heavy floral & fruity scent, this may just be the perfect hand cream for you!

This limited edition Nature Republic EXO Nature & Hand Cream are sold in a set box which comprises 6 different flavour of hand cream. If you're interested in this, do check out your nearest Nature Republic store or you can even get from online store ^.^



Monday, October 24, 2016

Halloween Decorations At Palm Square, Centre Point

Halloween is just around the corner, what better way to indulge in this season's spooky vibe than to visit places that's all decked out in the spirit of Halloween. One of KK oldest shopping mall, Centre Point Sabah has an ongoing CARNEVIL event at Palm Square.


I love Jack O'Lanterns and there's tons of them here. They all look kinda real, I'm guessing these are all made from real pumpkins?


There's even some spooky yet funny sayings on these tombstones.


Well, this is kinda creeepy...


Must smile like a Jack O'Lantern. lol


We're surrounded by ghosts!


Well, let's make the best from this situation by taking a wefie first, lolz.



Overall I love the whole halloween deco, it has a fun, spooky, kids friendly halloween vibe. If you're in need of a halloween fix, do check this out!

Do note that CARNEVIL lighting begins at :

5PM-930PM   (Mon-Fri)
12PM-930PM (Sat -Sun)



Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Burger Bakar Borneo, Alam Mesra

The Burger Bakar Borneo located at Alam Mesra is a restaurant that serves grilled burgers besides serving a variety of Asian & Western cuisines.

We arrived at Alam Mesra around 8pm and immediately noticed how quiet it is during night time. It was a stark contrast to the hectic day we'd usually experienced.

The Burger Bakar Borneo has a really cozy vibe to it. I really love their retro, old school deco. It has an inviting, laid back ambience.


After browsing throught their extensive menu, we decided to order these...

Beef Burger Bakar with Cheesy Wedges & Fries

Their beef burger is simply delicious! It's super juicy & tender.


Watermelon for Dessert



Fried Rice with Sunny Side Up Egg & Cheesy Chicken Burger Bakar

I didn't know this  menu comes with a burger patty. I'd just randomly said chicken when the waiter ask me what's my choice of meat, lolz. Usually I'm not a fan of chicken burger as they taste a bit bland compared to beef burger, but this chicken patty did taste a little different. It's tender, flavourful & the cheesy mayo sauce makes it even better.

However I didn't love their fried rice. It taste a little bit bland to me.


Mango Juice & Kedondong Juice

Instead of ordering soda, we decided to try out these flavourful Mango Juice & Kedondong Juice, which turned out to be milkshakes instead of the usual blended juice. 


If you love hanging out in a restaurant with a cozy ambience or if you're a big burger fan, do check out The Burger Bakar Borneo at Alam Mesra !