Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Get Korea Gwiyeomi Krazy With AVON Simply Pretty

Ever wish you were as pretty like as you favourite K-PopUllzang, and dream that your ultimate handsome Oppa*sweeping you of your feet? Well, we can’t help you with a Korean beau, but we can surely transform you into the prettiest K-Pop princess! How? With Avon’s Simply Pretty!

The Simply Pretty range was created to fulfill every youngster’s need for quality, trendy basic makeup that fits hermodest budget.Unlike other international brands, each item is carefully formulated to suit our tropical climate, with added benefits for the prettiest lips, eyes and face.

Look no further as we show you how you can emulate 5 popular Korean looks with makeup products made for Malaysian’s skin tones.

Fall In Love Look
Bold, funky eyelids with red-hot lips, perfect for glam events.

Get Gwiyomi Look
Flawless skin and moisturized lips with semi-matte color that last for hours. A great look for your weekend shopping sessions.

Party Princess Look
Rosy cheeks and pretty glossy lips with lashes for days, these babies are also perfect for touch-ups as you party the night away.

Casual Cutie Look
Light, breathable makeup that keeps you looking dewy and fresh all day long. Ideal for a fun day out at your favorite theme park.

 Sun-Kissed Beauty Look
Shimmery eye colours and creamy lip color in a cute, easy to carry palette. It fits perfectly into your small clutch, great for a day out in the sun.

Be at the top of your Korean glam game with Simply Pretty in Avon’s Highlight Brochure, Campaign 9 starting 16 May 2015. To order, please contact your AVON Representatives or visit your nearest AVON Beauty Boutique nationwide. For more information, call AVON’s toll free line at 1-800-22-AVON (2866) or visit

Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with $10 billion in annual revenue. As one of the world's largest direct sellers, Avon is sold through more than 6 million active independent Avon Representatives. Avon products are available in over 100 countries, and the product line includes color cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, and fashion and home products, featuring well-recognized brand names such as AVON Color, Simply Pretty, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, fragrance brands, Avon Naturals, Avon Intimates, Avon Jewellery and Avon Wellness. Learn more about Avon and its products at
*Oppa – handsome older male, often referring to heroes in dramas 
*Ullzang – normally  used to describe beautiful young females

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Kordel’s Brings Sweetsanté To Malaysian Homes

Admittedly, our relationship with sugar is one of love and hate. We love it for enriching our favorite desserts and comfort food, but on the other hand, we hate it for the pounds that pack onto us, and the inevitable extra inches that sneak into our waistlines. And then, there is this guilt factor that always plagues us after enjoying a row of macaroons or downing that Red Velvet cake.

Perhaps, we don’t need to be riddled with guilt nor worry about those extra inches any longer because there is a “new sugar” in town that’s half in calories and comes with a low glycemic index (GI). And, because it is not an artificial sweetener, it can be used to bake and cook like any ordinary sugar.

Kordel’s brings Sweetsanté to the Malaysian shore for the first time. Made from cereals, it is the first “safe sugar” available to the urban masses and can be consumed by the entire family. It offers everyone sweet indulgence with no worries. The good food served at Troika Sky Dining was a total blessing, cooked and grilled to perfection. I was so glad I made it that morning and it's definitely one of the best dining place I would recommend my family and friends to look for good food here.

Additionally, by replacing sugar, Sweetsanté enhances the natural flavours of food and delivers well-being to consumers because of its much lower calorie and low GI. Low GI foods simply mean foods that release glucose slowly into the bloodstream.Sweetsanté is the choicest sugar-replacement for everyone. It allows us to have a steady supply of sustained energy minus the typical sugar spike and craving thereafter. Diabetes patients, for instance can now insist on foods that are prepared with Sweetsanté so that they can enjoy sweetness without any fear of negative repercussions. 

Sweetsanté is such a welcomed ingredient in the kitchen because it tastes just like sugar but literally safe for the entire family consumption whether they are young or old” said Mr. S.L. Ho, General Manager of Cambert (M) Sdn. Bhd.

In fact, research shows that when children eat more sweets, it places them at higher risks in terms of poor dental health, obesity and hyperactivity. On the other hand, depriving children completely from sugar can backfire big time, you may create sweet-starved children who may later develop binging habits in secret. One of the best creme brulee dessert I've tried that day, not too sweet and it's so soft like it's melting in my mouth real smoothly.

Sweetsanté is the perfect solution to this problem. It is the quintessential replacement sugar for children. Perceptive mothers, who are conscientious of their children’s health, will definitely switch to this natural sugar alternative. No longer will baking goodies or cooking sumptuous meals for the children be met with the fear of the side effects of sugar. Additionally, Sweetsanté’s tooth-friendly quality makes it a clear winner for mothers and children.

Sweetsanté is the best partner for food-lovers. Sweetsanté is easy to use; it replaces sugar 1:1 and can be used in any recipe with minimum modification. It tastes just like sugar and when it is used with chocolates, it enhances the intense flavor of cocoa. With Sweetsanté, it is possible for the entire family to enjoy sweetness while not compromising on health and general well-being.

Manufactured by Roquette, Sweetsantéi s a French-breakthrough discovery that contains maltitol, derived from cereals. Roquette is one of the world’s most advanced producers of starch and starch derivatives. It is also the leading expert in polyols, and the leading European producer of pyrogen-free raw materials and cationic starches.

In Malaysia, Sweetsanté now comes in two types of granulated sugar, regular and superfine. They differ in crystal size. Each crystal size provides unique functional characteristics that make Sweetsanté appropriate for different usage and application. Regular size Sweetsanté is packed in sachets for beverages, and in bottles for cooking; while Superfine Sweetsanté, which is ideal for delicately textured cakes and meringues, is packed in aluminum foils. Both typesare available in leading pharmacies. Visit your nearby pharmacy today to enjoy “sweetness, the safe way.”

Monday, April 27, 2015

Turn Back The Time With Pure Beauty's Youth Restore


Watsons Malaysia introduced the all-new anti-aging skincare, Pure Beauty Youth Restore Lift & Nourish skincare range at the fashionable Cruise Tasik Putrajaya. Guests comprised of the media and bloggers were thrilled to be cruising the Putrajaya lake, while enjoying the sunset of breathtaking view of the administrative capital. Watsons Malaysia also treated us to delectable high-tea along the cruise, prepared delicately by the renowned chefs of the famed Shangri-la Putrajaya. 

Watsons Malaysia also flew in Korea’s famed dermatologist, Professor Dr. Seong J. Kim, MD PhD, for this event. He’s Korea’s top Academic Research Dermatologist, and the CEO of Ecoderm Inc..Ecoderm Inc is an established bio-venture company under Korean government funding, and focus on R&D activities for transitional commercialization in neurocosmetic. 

The media and guests were treated to an inspiring talk and demo by Dr. Kim, using the Pure Beauty Youth Restore Lift & Nourish range of products. Inspired by nature and perfected by science, Pure Beauty’s Youth Restore range will rejuvenate and restore the users’ skin to its youthful radiance.

Pure Beauty Youth Restore Lift & Nourish range is the latest breakthrough in anti-aging skincare innovation. Equipped with four all-new products that promise to rejuvenate and restore youthful skin, Pure Beauty Youth Restore Lift & Nourish range will revolutionize the users’ skincare regime from day to night with its newest Lift & Nourish Firming Essence, Lift & Nourish Firming Eye Cream, Lift & Nourish Moisture Day Cream SPF 20 and Lift & Nourish Repair Night Cream.

Containing unique natural formulas, specially concocted by our Korean dermatological team, Pure Beauty Youth Restore Lift & Nourish range is ready to help the users to diminish fine lines and restore youthful radiance to the skin. Its cruelty-free ingredients are rich in antioxidants that combat free radicals, delivering the best of skincare benefits by using only the best methods perfected by nature and science.

Pure Beauty Youth Restore Lift & Nourish range features 4 key Ingredients, which have been tested for their amazing abilities to restore youthful skin. 
@ LiftoninTM Complex, which boosts elasticity and reduces wrinkles
@ A unique combination of Red Korean Ginseng Peptide, Green Caviar and
    Blue Lotus Extracts to lock in hydration.
@ Certified Organic Active Extracts, specially combined to soothe your skin and.

Speaking at the launch event, Wong Chui Ling shared her beauty regimen and her love for Pure Beauty; Joyce Lau, Regional Product Manager to introduce the products and its ingredients while Dr. Kim performed an instant demo of skin test. “I really like the Youth Restore Eye cream whereby it helps reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness & fine lines, giving me brighter, younger-looking eyes. Furthermore, the Youth Restore Night Cream really works well on my face, it helps to improve dull complexions and giving me supple & radiant skin in the next day morning” said Wong Chui Ling.

“Liftonin is a proven active ingredients complex that can help lift and firm skin, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, to reduce effects of aging. Pure Beauty Youth Restore contains ample Liftonin in its advanced formulation, and is a verified anti-aging system that can deliver multiple functions, including nourishing, hydrating and soothing skin,” explained Dr. Kim. 

Launching the exclusive range were Caryn Loh, Watsons Malaysia General Manager of Trading, Danny Hoh, Watsons Malaysia Head of Marketing and Joyce Lau, Regional Product Manager. They joined Chui Ling & Dr. Kim on stage to unveil the latest Pure Beauty Youth Restore Lift & Nourish range to the delighted media.

Available exclusively at Watsons, Pure Beauty’s Youth Restore Lift & Nourish line has been clinically tested and proven to improve skin quality. Our products have been proven to reduce fine lines and smooth out wrinkles; while enhancing your skin’s elasticity and firmness.

The Complete Pure Beauty Youth Restore Line
Youth Restore Lift & Nourish Firming Essence - RM 69.90
Highly-concentrated active ingredients enrich your skin with new life, promoting restoration, rejuvenation and enhancement of facial contours.

Youth Restore Lift & Nourish Firming Eye Cream - RM 49.90
Highly-concentrated active ingredients reactivate your body’s youthful signals. It helps lifting eye areas, defining eye contours, reducing dark eye circles and fine lines for brighter, younger eyes.

Youth Restore Lift & Nourish Moisture Day Cream SPF 20 - RM 54.90
Complete protection against UVA/UVB rays, free radicals and daily dust particles in the air. Anti-aging Complex helps lift, firm and moisturize.

Youth Restore Lift & Nourish Repair Night Cream - RM 55.90
Highly-concentrated active ingredients helps reduce fine lines and improve a dull complexion while you sleep. Enjoy fresher, suppler skin from the moment you wake up. 

Pure Beauty Youth Restore Lift & Nourish is now available exclusively at Watsons. For more information, you can visit or Watsons official website at 

Watsons is Asia’s leading health and beauty retailer, currently operating over 3,600 stores and
more than 900 pharmacies in 12 Asian and European markets, including China (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau), Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Korea, Indonesia, Turkey and Ukraine.

In Malaysia, Watsons currently operates at over 300 Watsons stores in the country serving more than 2.5 million customers per month.

Watsons continually sets the standards in the health, wellness and beauty market, providing personalised advice and counselling in health, beauty and personal care on top of its market-leading product range, making customers LOOK GOOD, FEEL GREAT every day.  This year is the sixth consecutive year that Watsons, the flagship health & beauty retail brand of ASW, has been selected as Asia’s No 1 Pharmacy/ Drugstore Brand* in the “Asia’s Top 1,000 Brands” survey 2014 by Campaign Asia-Pacific since 2009, proving the brand’s leading position in Asia’s health & beauty market.

In Europe, Watsons is also the leading health and beauty retailer in the Ukraine. Watsons is the flagship health and beauty brand of A.S. Watson Group. You can visit for more in-depth information about A.S. Watson Group and its brands. 
*Campaign Asia-Pacific’s “Asia's Top 1,000 Brands” Survey 2014 of over 6,000 respondents

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lipton 3-in-1 Milk Tea - Everyone Can Master The Art Of Teh Tarik Instantly

With centuries of experience in growing and blending tea, Lipton is no doubt the world’s number 1 in producing fine tea. The origins of tea dates back to as early as 3rd century AD, and it is only enjoyed exclusively by the wealthy. However, the Glasgow-born entrepreneur and innovator, Sir Thomas Lipton made a mark in this remarkable history by making quality tea that was universally accessible, at a reasonable price. Hence, his vision had led to the birth of Lipton and to date everyone has the opportunity to enjoy quality tea at an affordable price.

Widely known for having multiple races living in peace and harmony, the Malaysian culture draws on different ethnic groups in Malaysia. Even though there are numerous races, all fellow Malaysians share a common culture that is equally enjoyed by anyone of any age group, the “yum cha” culture which literally means “drink tea”.

At any time of the day, Malaysians enjoy a cup of milk tea, otherwise locally known as teh tarik, for breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or supper. Some may say that a cup of teh tarik is best enjoyed with Nasi Lemak, which is typically my favourite combination of a complete meal to be every morning. Some may say that it goes well with scones and cakes, it's one of the best choice too especially during afternoon tea break time. Regardless of the type of food, the milk tea is a beverage enjoyed by most Malaysians. 

The ingredients in the instant tea powder are derived from tea extract which has a balanced tea taste and produces a nice froth with a pleasant tea aroma. It is also certified Halal by MUI which is recognised by JAKIM. Additionally, its sweetness is well balanced with tea and real milk.  

The Lipton 3-in-1 Teh Tarik is specifically made to suit the unique taste buds of Malaysians which is different from the rest of the world. Moreover, it has the versatility to be served hot, iced or chilled. As for the Lipton 3-in-1 Classic Milk Tea, it contains more tea powder balanced with equal amounts of milk for a distinctive tea lattè. Cute and thoughtful personalised Lipton cupcake with our name written on it to surprise us that afternoon at the Lipton event, I love it so much!  

Lipton also introduced additional flavours that cater to the taste of all Malaysians. These new flavours Hazelnut and Ginger will add variety to the Lipton 3-in-1 Milk Tea range. The Lipton 3-in-1 Milk Tea now comes with an improved formula. The beverage is creamier and frothier than before.

To appeal to the younger generation of milk tea lovers who are more adventurous when it comes to taste, the new Lipton 3-in-1 Hazelnut Milk Tea combines the fragrant taste of hazelnuts to provide a nutty and aromatic experience. As for the Lipton 3-in-1 Ginger Milk Tea, it uses real ginger powder in its formulation with the purpose of achieving the truly authentic Teh Halia taste and aroma besides providing the goodness and benefits of ginger.

With Lipton 3-in-1 Milk Tea, everyone can now master the art of Teh Tarik instantly, and easily enjoy a good cup of rich, creamy milk tea. Tea lovers now have more choices to relax and lift their spirits in any way they desire, with the 3-in-1 convenient mix made from Lipton‘s quality tea leaves. Take a sip of Lipton and open the doors to a brighter way of life.

Lipton® 3-in-1 Milk Tea is available in convenient packs of 12 sachets each priced at RM13.90 and available at all hypermarkets, supermarkets as well as retail outlets Nationwide.

Besides offering Lipton tea+teh tarik to break the ice during the exclusive Hi-tea at Lipton event, we were treated for a hand massage pampering by Wellness art massage. Niki did a great massage for me and trying to soothe me to a total relaxation with Peppermint Essential Oil on my neck. Fantastic job, I was feeling so relaxed I wish I could have a short nap and continue sleeping there already. Haha...And when Lydia asked me did I enjoy the event through wazzapp that night, I honestly replied her there's no doubt about it I really do enjoy it and Bravo to all of them who did a good job in organizing this Lipton event to a great success.   
About Lipton®
Sir Thomas Lipton founded Lipton in 1871 to deliver best quality tea for the ultimate experience. Lipton Yellow Label pioneered this dream with the finest international blends from Ceylon and Kenya giving Lipton tea its signature aroma and taste. Since then, Lipton has delivered great innovations bringing vitality and natural goodness into people’s life. Lipton is renowned as the World’s NO.1 Tea Brand. You can log on to Lipton‘s Facebook Page at for more information. 

Shopping ‘Spotlight’ Of The Month

There is no stopping Australia, New Zealand and Asia’s largest fabric, craft, party and homemaker superstore Spotlight! That weekend after I have did some shopping for clothing buttons which I can't resist buying some of the sophisticated designs from here, I also shared about the curtain shopping with my mom so that she's aware of this great shopping place near to her place too. 

From its stellar beginnings at Ampang Point, Spotlight isn’t slowing down any time soon as it continues to spread its presence to Seri Kembangan after a successful launch of their flagship store in IPC just last month. Spotlight’s expansion is further established with the opening of its largest store yet in The Mines Shopping Mall.

Set to be the biggest Spotlight outlet to date, the store at The Mines Shopping Mall will welcome shoppers in its 31,000 sqft retail space.Shoppers will surely be spoilt for choice with over 100,000 vast selections of heavenly delights in six categories, ranging from Home Furnishings, Manchester (bedding), Home Decor, Dress and Fashion Fabrics, right down to Craft, Hobby, and Party essentials, all at attractive prices.

Simply put, Spotlight has got your every need covered. Coveted for its pit-stop concept, Spotlight is a place for people who are passionate about home furnishings, handicrafts and fabrics.It is also a haven for those planning a party, breathing new life into the home interior, pursuing home-bound hobbies and more.

“We are so excited to be expanding to The Mines Shopping Mall and giving more Malaysians the chance to shop from our huge range of products, all under one roof. Singapore and now Malaysia are the start of our South East Asian roll out of more than 50 Stores,” said Zac Fried, Deputy Chairman of the Spotlight Retail Group.

Eva Daly, Communications Manager of the Spotlight Retail Group further echoed Zac in her welcome address,“Malaysians have shown great enthusiasm and overwhelming support for Spotlight, facilitating rapid expansion in the country. And hence, we are excited to embark on the next chapter to bring this shopping convenience to yet another neighbuorhood. We want more shoppers to be constantly surprised with new discoveries as they immerse themselves in every aisle, section and corner of the retail space.” 

Fashion Showcase by Uprising Designer, Arisa Chow
To celebrate this joyous occasion, Arisa Chow, a talented fashion designer, blogger, freelance model and avid cosplayer was on hand to demonstrate and exhibit her creativity on how she turned Spotlight’s fabrics and haberdasheries into two masterpieces, the much-loved floaty, whimsical Elsa’s costume and a spectacular dress.

Opening Specials @ Spotlight The Mines
As part ofSpotlight’s tradition during opening, Spotlight VIP members were treated to a bargain galore on selected store favourites to celebrate the grand occasion.And so, if you are not yet a Spotlight VIP cardmember, do sign up today or during your store visit to enjoy special discounts, receive exclusive offers and information about Spotlight.

The fun did not stop there because shoppers were also treated to mesmerizing magic, funny clown gags and face painting on the grand opening day. For a complete shopping experience, shoppers were rewarded with a lucky spin. 

Spotlight 3rd store is located at L4-16, The Mines Shopping Mall, Jalan Dulang, Mines Resort City 43300 Selangor Darul EhsanTo stay up-to-date on the latest Spotlight’s offerings and exciting promos, do check out or Spotlight’s Facebook and Instagram.

“Get your shopping gear on and make your way down to score yourself a good shopping time while letting your imagination run wild at Spotlight The Mines,” Eva added. Haha...this time of my shopping 'Spotlight' round, I have managed to grab the pink magenta curtain for my living room for the summer season. It's all due to the hot humid weather with global warming condition that's happening to the world today. I chose this 'total block' sunshine which is a total blessing protection, nicely decorating my living room from the broad day light. At night, I opened the sliding door for some fresher, cleaner air to come in before I close it for the 'total privacy' I was looking for my home sweet home because you cannot see anything through this quality fabric. I wanted the green one but it was out of stock, so I may try to get it from another branch in my next coming shopping trip at Spotlight.    

About Spotlight Retail Group
Spotlight Retail Group is the largest Australian owned group of (chain) superstores in the Southern Hemisphere. Spotlight specializes in home interiors, fashion and furnishings fabrics, craft and hobby necessities.

Spotlight’s first store opened in 1973, with 125 stores in four countries (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia). Spotlight is part of the Spotlight Retail Group (SRG) made up of two major retailers Spotlight and Anaconda. They employs more than 7,000 team members. Spotlight covers 4.2 million square feet of retail space. Anaconda is Australia’s largest camping, sporting and outdoor adventure superstore and has 33 stores around Australia.