Saturday, October 31, 2015

VLCC Beauty Brand From India

The VLCC is a leading wellness brand with a One stop shop for your beauty and wellness in 11 countries, 134 cities and 301 outlets with over 5 million consumers(including repeat consumers) in the past 10 years and 4000 experts including medical doctors, nutritionists, psychologists, cosmetologists and physiotherapists. 
Guided by their motto – ‘Transforming Lives’ – the VLCC Group seeks to spark self-transformation, spread happiness and imbibe every individual with wellness for life. Founded by Mrs Vandana Luthra in 1989, these three mantras stand tall as the company’s pillars of strength. Till today, they remain the firm foundation of VLCC’s continuing success story.  

VLCC is widely recognized for its weight loss solutions and therapeutic approach to beauty treatments. They have the largest scale and breadth of operations within the beauty and wellness services industry in India, serving consumers across 301 locations in 134 cities and across 11 countries in South Asia, South East Asia, the GCC Region and East Africa. 

They have leveraged their exclusive consumer database, and insight into evolving beauty and wellness needs to build and grow a diversified product portfolio in-house, through their Subsidiary VLCC Personal Care Limited and market over 169 skin care, hair care, body care, functional foods and fortified foods products under the VLCC Natural Sciences™, SkinMTX™, BelleWave™ and Enavose™ brands, to name a few, which are not only used as consumables in treatments and therapies at VLCC Wellness Centres but are also retailed through 72,000 outlets in India, apart from retail outlets in 20 countries.

I was glad I came for this event that morning, getting up close to know more about their brand and philosophy behind their company's vision and mission for the Malaysian market. To get upclose with VLCC Beauty and  Wellness brand, check them out at

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Columbia Asia Hospital Puchong Pink Fun Run “Run For Hope, Run For Her” 2015 In Aid Of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Private healthcare company, Columbia Asia Hospital - Puchong, organized a charity fun run with a cause, Pink Run 2015, with the theme “Run 4 Hope, Run 4 Her”. The run is a global initiative, in line with Breast Cancer Awareness Month (every October). I was glad I came to give my full support for this meaningful Pink Fun Run in aid of BCWA, not forgetting to meet lovely Lorraine who did a great job for this event to run smoothly that Sunday morning. 

It's not easy I know, what to say for tough times like this with the economy slowing down recently but kind and good Malaysians still exist in Malaysia, be it the Chinese, Malay or Indians who did our very best to contribute back to society and for the unfortunate ones. Every little help makes a lot of difference actually. For more updates about Columbia Asia Hospital - Puchong, check them out at

Held at The Cube, IOI Galleria, Bandar Puteri Puchong last Sunday, this first year’s power-packed and energetic event saw the attendance of close to 1,000 participants. It also raised RM20,000.00 which will be used to aid Breast Cancer Welfare Association.

Columbia Asia’s CEO Mr. Kelvin Tan said, “This is indeed a great achievement not only for us at Columbia Asia, but for the many Malaysians who are here today to support breast cancer awareness. The Pink Charity Fun Run is the hospital’s first charity run project aimed to raise funds for underprivileged patients’. It is also to support BCWA in various educational and community endeavours.

The Pink Charity Fun Run was officiated by Deputy Minister of Health, YB Dato’ Seri Dr. Hilmi Yahaya. The run has two(2) categories, the Men’s Open & Women’s Open 5km & 7KM respectively.

Breast cancer is a major global health problem and the leading cause of death among women of all ethnic backgrounds. Each year, an estimated 1.6 million new cases are diagnosed worldwide. In Malaysia, breast cancer is the most common cancer where 1 in 19 Malaysian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85.  Around 4000 women are diagnosed each year and it occurs mostly in women aged between 35 and 60 with 40% affected aged below 50.

The Pink Fun Run took on a fun-run theme which included an aerobic warm up session led by Gorgeous Fitness instructors. Participants were also treated to a mini bazaar and a lucky draw session after the run. 

Pink Charity Fun Run 2015 is supported by event partner, IOI Properties Group Berhad and sponsored by Gorgeous Fitness, Phiten, Thermoskin, Deep Heat, MediFeet, Medical Apparatus, Best Contact, SunPharma, Latte 25 & Cocoa 25, Urban Health, Roche, One Pharmacy, Curves Fitness, Dutch Lady, BizzyBody, Ebene, Enercal Plus and Jardine Llyod Thompson.

About Columbia Asia Sdn Bhd
Columbia Asia Sdn Bhd is 30% owned by the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) and 70% is held by a US-based fund, the International Columbia USA LLC (ICU), which comprises over 150 individuals and institutional investors.

About Columbia Asia Group of Companies
International healthcare company, Columbia Asia, started its operations in 1997. Now, Columbia Asia has 28 medical facilities across Asia, with 11 in Malaysia. The company believes in setting up mid-size hospitals – between 100 to 150 beds -- built in residential areas for accessibility and efficiency, and to better serve the community. This also helps keep costs down for consumers with no compromise on healthcare quality, modern amenities and highly-trained teams of specialists and nurses. The Columbia Asia hospital model is the trend for private healthcare of the future. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

DAVINES Launches Its New Essential Haircare Line

A targeted response for every type of hair, conceived with respect for people, their values, and the environment we all live in. Essential Haircare is the daily haircare product line that best epitomizes the Davines brand and embodies the company's values more than any others. Now all of its nine families have been completely updated. 

Produced using only energy from renewable sources, with Zero Impact® packaging and reduced use of plastic, Essential Haircare corroborates the characteristics that have always made it stand out and confirms its commitment to the environment with a new objective, to contribute to the safeguarding of our planet's biodiversity.

The Essential Haircare line has been reborn out of an astute combination of the scientific commitment of Davines' scientific laboratories and protection of the Mediterranean's artisan and cultural heritage, with optimal formulas free from sulphates and parabens, and with just a few, selected active ingredients grown in Italy that contribute to keeping alive vegetable species at risk of extinction.

A targeted response for every type of hair, conceived with respect for people, their values, and the environment we all live in.

Essential Haircare is the daily haircare product line that best epitomizes the Davines brand and embodies the company's values more than any others. Now all of its nine families have been completely updated. Produced using only energy from renewable sources, with Zero Impact® packaging and reduced use of plastic, Essential Haircare corroborates the characteristics that have always made it stand out and confirms its commitment to the environment with a new objective, to contribute to the safeguarding of our planet's biodiversity.

The Essential Haircare line has been reborn out of an astute combination of the scientific commitment of Davines' scientific laboratories and protection of the Mediterranean's artisan and cultural heritage, with optimal formulas free from sulphates and parabens, and with just a few, selected active ingredients grown in Italy that contribute to keeping alive vegetable species at risk of extinction.

Davines has decided to collaborate with the non-profit Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity by joining the Presidia Project; this non-profit foundation protects selected places in order to safeguard the Earth's biodiversity, by building bridges between ecology, gastronomy, ethics and the pleasures of the table. There are more than 400 Slow Food Presidia worldwide, which technically and financially support more than 10,000 small producers so that they can continue to grow plants that are typical of specific places, thus preventing the disappearance of a genetic heritage with an inestimable biological value. The goal is to relaunch the economy of these areas and prevent the extinction of local artisan traditions.
Each family in the Essential Haircare line contains one specific active ingredient from a Slow Food Presidium that features the story, the face, and the name of the person who grew it with care and passion.

The packaging for Essential Haircare is created with the minimum amount of plastic necessary to adequately protect the formulas inside. The packs are produced using food grade plastics and can be reused as knick-knack containers or plant pots.

As part of LifeGate's Zero Impact® project, the carbon dioxide emissions generated by the production of each Essential Haircare container are offset by contributing to the creation and protection of forests in Madagascar. Essential Haircare is produced with energy obtained entirely from renewable sources.

Davines has enhanced the quality of each formula by enriching them with high percentages of rapidly biodegradable ingredients of natural origin, to minimize environmental impact and combine sustainability with results of the highest level.

Essential Haircare shampoos are formulated using gentle surfactants that respect the hair and are sulphate free; their foam is incredibly creamy and dense and dissolves easily in water. All of the products are parabens free.

Each Essential Haircare family has a specific property: nourishment, moisturization, volumizing, shine enhancement, protection, elasticizing, control, daily care. All keep the promise implicit in their name with the common objective of protecting the hair from external attack while guaranteeing an immediate cosmetic effect.

Essential Haircare And The Porduct Range
The nine(9) Essential Haircare families have been designed to respond to precise necessities of the hair with a rational approach and maximum transparency towards the consumer. Each of them is characterised by specific formulas to preserve the hair structure, guaranteeing health and beauty, day in, day out.

1. MINU : Illuminating and protecting for coloured hair
2. NOUNOU : Nourishing for highly processed or brittle hair
 MOMO : Moisturizing for dry or dehydrated hair
 DEDE : Delicate for everyday use for all hair types
 VOLU : Volume for fine or limp hair
 SOLU : Solution for all hair types
 LOVE CURL   & LOVE SMOOTHING : Softness for curly hair OR smoothness for frizzy hair
 MELU : for long or damaged hair

  Illuminating and protective for cosmetically coloured hair. 
Every product is enriched by an extract of Salina Capers from the farm of Mr Salvatore D'Amico, Leni, Salina Island, (Messina), Slow Food Presidium: Rich in polyphenols, they help protect colour. Into the bargain, capers contain quercitin, a powerful amino acid that protects the structure of the hair. 

MINU / Shampoo
The delicate cleansing action of this shampoo that illuminates and protects coloured hair preserves cosmetic colour, maintaining its shine longer.
How to use : Apply to damp hair, massage in gently, rinse and repeat the application. Then apply MINU/conditioner or MINU/ hair mask, as required.

MINU/ Conditioner
The special formula of this illuminating and protective conditioner for coloured hair is ideal for conditioning, protecting, and leaving the hair extremely shiny.
How to use : Apply to towel-dried hair after using MINU/shampoo. Leave on for 5-10 minutes, comb through, rinse, then proceed with the desired styling.

MINU / Hair Mask
The formula of this illuminating and restoring mask for coloured hair is recommended for deep nourishment, to bring intense shine and help cosmetic colour last longer.
How to use : Apply to towel-dried hair after using MINU/shampoo. Leave on for 10-15 minutes, comb through, rinse, then proceed with the desired styling.

MINU / Hair Serum
The leave-in formula of this illuminating serum for coloured hair helps cosmetic colour last and remain shinier longer.
How to use : In the case of medium/thick hair, it is recommended to apply it to towel-dried hair after MINU/conditioner, or immediately after MINU/shampoo in the case of fine hair. Proceed with the desired styling.

For more information about Davines and other product ranges, you can visit

About Davines
Founded in Parma, Italy in 1983 by the Bollati Family, Davines Group started as a research laboratory, producing high-end hair care products for renowned cosmetic companies worldwide. After a decade of honing our expertise, Davines began creating their own brand of Davines hair care products exclusively for salons and premier spas.

Since the beginning, they have focused on crafting quality products that are scientifically engineered to work, and express their distinctive style and spirit.

Their style is a reflection of their curiosity and openness to the world – different cultures, customs, and people that truly inspire them – and their Italian perspective of history and art, design and fashion, culture and lifestyle because it is their heritage and who they are. Davines loves things that reflect simplicity and harmony because their beauty is always modern. And although they're in tune with today's mood, they set out to create concepts and products that are destined to become classics with their timeless appeal.

Quality to Davines means having the freedom to create the best products with attention and respect for our environment, using high grade, natural ingredients, and applying scientific rigor to every product to guarantee their customers' safety. Quality is also intended by all of them, by their partners and consumers as quality of life.

More than three decades later, the Davines community spans over 75 countries, thousands of salons and hundreds upon hundreds of passionate hairdressers. Although Davines continues to grow, with headquarters in Parma, New York City, Paris, London and Mexico City, their roots are firmly planted in their beginnings as a family-owned research laboratory guided by the same desire for quality products with an authentic approach and timeless appeal. 

About Esthetics International Group
Esthetics International Group Berhad (EIG) is a public listed company in Malaysia. It is one of the leading beauty and wellness companies in South East Asia with more than thirty-one (31) years of experience in the industry. EIG is the exclusive distributor of Davines products in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Brunei. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Must-Have High Heels For Every Career Lady

Everyone knows that high heels are must-have fashion footwear every woman should own as they come in handy when you need to attend a job interview or even need a sudden boost of confidence. Just like me, everywhere I go be it to China, Europe or Turkey, my tour members usually gave me a big applause for completing our hiking high up to the mountain just to watch the beautiful waterfall with my high heels. In Turkey, my tour members like Syuen and Mr.Ang also said they salute me for my courage being able to go through the Turkey mysterious tunnel down under a cave with my super duper high heel shoes. 

They just couldn't walk in high heel shoes at all they told me, what to say to hike up the high mountain with such rocky path, going through the many steps of stairs and long routes ahead of us. I'm used to it already I explained to them. Jeline even asked me in physic science point of view, how do I walk with high heels, focusing on which angle or position of it and I revealed my big secrets to her openly. Haha...To me, high heels shoes is my must-have fashion essential placed nicely inside my shoes cabinet like a treasure chest. 

Discover what your true high heel style is and stick to them. For the career ladies who have a nine to five job or a busy businesswomen, high heels is the best footwear to wear at work to feel confident and powerful the entire day. Ladies who have no idea the types of high heel designs that they need to own in their collection at home should take a look at these three high heels designs for women. In fact, I had just bought a pair of Pink Strappy Shoes from Zalora and I got totally stoked by it.

           1.   Stilettos
Stilettos are an important pair of footwear for women to add as they are the perfect shoes to wear together with evening dresses or formal events. If you feel as if you want that huge boost of confidence level, the stilettos will definitely make you sophisticated and sexy at the same time. Match it with a nice bodycon dress at work and a luxurious handbag for the complete lady boss look. To me, stilettos are very sexy, elegant and enduring as well.

2. Kitten Heels
However, not many women are a fan of stiletto sky high heels and prefer to wear something more subtle. Kitten heels will always do the trick as it gives you balance with a little bit of height. Kitten heels are perfect for women who are looking forward to go to a job interview as it is a modest professional look. I always pair my shoes based on the business suits I wear on that day during my corporate days. They usually interviewed me on the brand of my shoes, price factor and where to purchase it like I'm their fashion agent.

3.  The Strappy
Meanwhile, strappy high heel designs is also a must-have as it gives a more casual touch yet sexiness when you wear at work. The strappy high heels are great for women to wear it with their formal pant suits, casual jeans on a Friday and even dresses without ever making you look less appropriate. Choose any colours you prefer and match your outfits with ease. Strappy is my favourite high heels of all because I can pair it with pants or dress that naturally draws a huge difference in fashion statement.   

Sunday, October 25, 2015

CANMAKE Presents Tokyo’s Latest Makeup Trends

Japan’s leading brand of cosmetics, CANMAKE Tokyo, has brought the latest makeup trends from the country that gave birth to the kawaii culture to Malaysia with the arrival of its latest range of face, eye, cheek and lip colours. I was glad I came at the very last minute as I've promised to attend this CANMAKE from Japan.

They were previewed during a special showcase in Kuala Lumpur that was held in conjunction with a celebration of the brand’s 30th anniversary. I totally fall in love with the latest collection and the next day on Sunday, I went back to grab another 3 skincare and makeup from CANMAKE Tokyo. Everything comes in pink lovely packaging and alluring colours that stayed on my skin easily, naturally. 

‘Glossy & Shiny’ is the theme for the coming party season that promises to make you the belle of the ball. Natural, light and translucent looking skin creates a dewy glow that takes centre stage in this look, further complemented with glossy lips that accentuate its natural colour. Recreate this look with Juice Pure Eyes eyeshadow trios (RM39.90), Your Lip Only Gloss (RM39.90) and Matte & Crystal Cheeks (RM49.90).

Another trend that is popular in Japan is ‘Colour Coordinate’ where lips and cheeks are coordinated with the same colour using the new CANMAKE Lip & Cheek Gel (RM49.90). A meltingly smooth texture that can be used on both lips and cheeks, the 2-in-1 product gives a burst of colour that can be applied in layers to deepen the intensity. For a cute kawaii touch, the gel blusher is blended high on the cheek, just below the eyes to create an oriental doll look.

Complete the look with Secret Colour Eye (RM45.90) eyeshadow palette that features a red shadow to create a delicate tint on your lower lid to enhance the skin’s translucence, while deepening eye contours using the palette’s shader and highlighter.

“These two latest makeup trends that are gaining popularity in Japan are particularly recommended for Malaysian women as they will be able to carry it off beautifully. There are certain similarities between the two cultures when it comes to makeup styles such as a general preference for lighter makeup to give that natural look,” said Kaori Anzai who handles the overseas markets for CANMAKE Tokyo.

Launched in Tokyo in 1985, CANMAKE is now available in 13 countries including Malaysia. Its popularity and success stems from its commitment to bringing the latest makeup styles and trends at affordable prices with no compromise to the product quality that is created and manufactured in Japan.

“There’s a huge following in Malaysia for Japanese styles and trends. From manga and cosplay to entertainment and fashion, there is no doubt that we are influenced by Japan and that was one of the main reasons that Teeni Enterprise introduced this trendy brand that is reasonably priced for the Malaysia market,“ said Joyce Au, Sales and Marketing Manager of Teeni Enterprise Malaysia, the exclusive distributor for CANMAKE Tokyo.

 During the event, CANMAKE Tokyo also presented prizes to the winners of its 30th Anniversary “Fly to Japan” contest organised recently. So lucky, totally happy for her.

Ho Yee Xin, who's 30 from Johor won the Grand Prize of a 5D4N trip for two to Japan while 2nd Prize Winner Gong Li Wan, 26, from Sabah and 3rd Prize Winner, Tan Hui Shee, 19, from Selangor walked away with a SONY Xperia M4 phone and Casio EX-MR1 digital camera respectively along with CANMAKE products.

The CANMAKE Tokyo line of cosmetics is available at selected SASA and AEON Wellness outlets nationwide. Check them out, you'll love it for sure. Everyday I'm protected from free radicals with their primer and transparent finishing powder that managed to keep my skin smooth and hydrated throughout the day.

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Largest Les Mills Body COMBAT ® Class At The SCORE FitMob Festival 2015

The Largest Les Mills Body COMBAT ® Class at the SCORE FitMob Festival 2015 lived up to its name by breaking its own Malaysia Book of Records achievement of last year, with an incredible turnout of 2,362 highly committed participants this year. For their valiant effort, SCORE (Sports, Competition and Outdoor Recreation Experience) was presented with a Malaysia Book of Records award from its General Manager MsHelilia Juana Hashim.

The two part SCORE FitMob Festival 2015 featuring the Largest Les Mills BODYCOMBAT® Class and the SCORE FitMob Partywas held in conjunction with the HariSukan Negara (National Sports Day), from 4pm to 11pm last Saturday, 10th October 2015, at the StarXpo Centre, Kenanga Wholesale City in Kuala Lumpur. The well received festival saw an amazing collective turnout of more than 4,000 fitness lovers for both its sessions.  

According to SCORE’s CEO Patricia Tan, “It was definitely a fitness event on a scale never ever seen before in Malaysia”. She further added that the festival was “designed to promote a healthy & active lifestyle and also introduce new programs to a ready market of fitness enthusiasts who want to have fun together while working out”.

Gracing the festival was YB Tuan KhairyJamaluddin, the Honorable Minister for Youth & Sports, and his wife PuanNori Abdullah, who joined in to spend an hour actively and enthusiastically, working out to the SCORE FitMob Party’s U-Jam Fitness program, and also engaging with fellow fitness enthusiasts.

The 90 minute long Largest Les Mills BODYCOMBAT® Class, was facilitated by popular international instructors, that included key instructors such as Andre Yunes Gularte (Les Mills Head Program Coach S.E.A.),  Jon Chew (BODYCOMBAT® Trainer, Les Mills Asia Pacific), Renee Low (BODYCOMBAT® Presenter, Les Mills Asia Pacific) and FabianaSantucci (BODYCOMBAT® Presenter, Les Mills Asia Pacific). All participants who attended the Largest Les Mills BODYCOMBAT® Class received an honorary merit badge upon completion of it.

The ultimate 3-hour non-stop large scale SCORE FitMobParty saw an all-star international cast of instructors combined with new-age revolutionary fitness workouts, many of which are still unfamiliar or just making their debut in the Malaysian scene. 

It featured 7 exciting and new dance fitness programs from all over the world such as the Les Mills SH'BAM®, Zumba® lead by ZES David Velez (Colombia), Kukuwa® African Dance Workout by the founder, KukuwaNuamah (USA), Cassandra Nuamah (USA), Masala Bhangra® Workoutby Gautam Sharma (India), U-Jam Fitness® by Enrique Salomao (Australia), Bokwa® by founder,Paul Mavi (USA), and KpopX Fitness by founder, Maddy (Singapore), to bring fitness lovers a massive, ground breaking workout party. 

The festival later concluded with an after party that had Danish-Malaysian model, TV host, emcee and deejay, Patricia Sue-Lin Knudsen on the decks.

The SCORE FitMob Festival 2015 is an event that breaks down barriers and is one of the best networking platforms in Southeast Asia. It unites everyone’s passion and enthusiasm for fitness. The festival was supported by KementerianBelia&Sukan, with the Largest Les Mills BODYCOMBAT® Classconducted in partnership with Les Mills and endorsed by The Malaysia Book of Records. 

The festival’s key sponsors include official apparel sponsor Reebok, official drinks partner Tropicana Twister,  official taxi partner MyTeksi, official radio partners FlyFM& One FM, official supplement sponsor Shaklee, sponsors Milo, Mentholatum, V-Soy, 100 Pus& Supercool, and official media partners Shape, Urban Health, Running Malaysia, Selebriti Online and RentakSejuta. 

About SCORE 
SCORE (Sports, Competition and Outdoor Recreation Experience) is a showcase of the best in sports, fitness and outdoor recreation in Malaysia. Leveraging on the current trends in sports and fitness and in line with our “ONE PERSON, ONE SPORT” vision, SCORE organizes and innovates fun & explosive sports and fitness related events that deliver a memorable and unique experience every time. SCORE specialises in sports and fitness mega events including expos, conventions, and mass participation events. SCORE provides a great platform for brand owners to engage with the target audience, in a healthy yet extremely lively environment.

Aside from the exhilarating SCORE events we also organize sports and fitness events for our clients.  SCORE is also in the running scene since the introduction of the SCORE Run in June 2014, an event that was participated by 5,000 runners. On Valentine’s Day of 2015, SCORE organized the SCORE Cupid Dash, a fun run for all, where runners enjoyed breath taking photo opportunities and fun activities with their loved ones along a 3.5km beautified path.

SCORE is the event organizer for FitMalaysia, an initiative by the Ministry of Youth and Sports to turn Malaysia from a sports-loving nation, into a sporting nation.

For SCORE the possibilities are endless. We aim to be the biggest and most excitingly unique sports-and-fitness-themed event organiser in the country, whilst playing a role in the collective fitness and wellness of Malaysians all over.