Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Healthy, Beauty And Wellness Updates 2016 (Part 2: E.Excel ELEMENTE Glow Shimmer Powder)

I'm a fan of makeup products although I didn't makeup a lot as I prefer to look au natural kinda girl. But I still
love shopping, collecting and receiving many makeup products from my friends always. In fact, there are
many good brands from all over the world we should try from China with USD55 billion sales revenue p.a.
No doubt about that, everywhere I go shopping be it Europe, Japan or China, China esp. full with pretty
ladies trying out skincare, perfume and makeups at the counters. Even my favourite Avon Cool Mask has

ran out of stocks and when I asked Avon to get it for Malaysia market, China said they only produced it
for their China market and not enough to export to other countries. Haha...That's how powerful China is!

That's why I always said, if we can penetrate the China market even selling water bottle also 'Jiak Beh Liao',
instantly you can become rich and prosperous overnight. However, they cannot do direct sales business in
China so Avon and Cellfood are sold at shops and counters at the shopping mall and their businesses in
China only exceeded all the sales in Asia region itself. This Elemente Glow Shimmer Powder was given to
me as a gift from my bestie so I started using it last August. It's so easy to use, with just a light swipe all over
my face, my skin looked so much brighter and glowing like a superstar. In Malaysia, retail price RM235.
The packaging is so classy, really luxury and it's light to carry as well. It reminds
me so much of my love for Guerlain Meteorites Powder I used to pamper in my 20's
till today. I still have tonnes of it and wherever I go, many of them noticed that even
after I've changed the powder cover.Guerlain used to be my makeup signature brand
but now, every brand of makeups can be my friends as well. Many of my friends are
involved in direct sales business, they presented me their expensive and effective
great products to try, beautify and let me get uplifted with their luxurious products
I fell in love with. And it's great when we meet up, I get very motivated with their
successful, meaningful million dollar business of health, beauty & wellness talk ever.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Chosungah22 Bounce Up Pact SPF50+/PA+++ Review

Chosungah 22 is an established brand founded by Ms. Chosungah, the make-up artist of many Korean superstars like Song Hye-Kyo etc. ‘Ver. 22’ in the brand name refers to Ms. Chosungah’s establishing the company when she had been a make-up artist for 22 years. I have read many good reviews about the Bounce Up Pact SPF50+/PA+++ that kinda tempted me to give it a try real confidently. 

I was glad I brought it along to Japan that gave me the full-protection from the hazardous UV rays there even when it was supposed to reach Autumn Season this September month. And I was grateful that SaSa Malaysia managed to send me this unique wet-powder foundation for a nice review that busy weekend where I can only collect it the day before I fly to Japan.

Just in September month, I told many of my friends I didn't like to use BB Cushion and have rejected many famous brands from around the world which I've tried, tested and received as gifts. Haha...Then they started to ask me what kinda foundation I'm using then as my skin looked really natural and smooth too. I actually revealed my beauty secret to them honestly and carefully from using skincare to powder foundation steps.

I believe in using a good moisturiser for deep hydration and powder foundation only. In fact, I love buying powder foundation in all my life and having tonnes of many brands at home. Chosungah 22 is one of the long lasting powder foundation which I would recommend you to try and use for their daily beauty needs if you wanted to achieve flawless, perfect finishing touch for face and neck with velvety touch. 

It also managed to cover the stubborn wrinkles on my forehead due to 'insufficient 8 hours of my normal daily beauty sleep' on the 1st night in Japan. My sleeping hours was supposed to be at 12 midnight to 8 am, even Grace can see that I struggle and get on board asap for my beauty sleep at 2am although we had a good chat all night long. Sleeping 8 hours means everything to me, it's my ultimate health and beauty secret.

Not only it managed to cover the stubborn wrinkles on my face, laughing lines and neck successfully, it's a long lasting makeup foundation that helped to protect my skin from the crazy sunlight of Japan. It's easy to remove with organic makeup remover too. It didn't weight heavily on my skin or looked cakey like I'm wearing any thick foundation on my skin. I'm going to keep and use it for my travel and daily use that's for sure.

Rambo usually would have complained a lot if he sees my skin tarred with thick foundation/BB that didn't suit/matches my skin tone colour but here in Japan, he didn't mentioned anything about it at all. For more infos about Chosungah22, check out SaSa Malaysia at

Monday, September 26, 2016

Japan Kyushu Island - Miyazaki Takachiho Gorge

Although it's raining here in Kyushu Island, it didn't dampen our spirit to visit this wonderful scenic tourist
attraction situated at Miyazaki Prefecture. Thank God it didn't rain heavily as it's too dangerous liao to track
the slippery routes all along this beautiful greenery. In fact, many uncles and aunties facing difficulties here.
But they are lucky we're not under duress stress like any China beautiful nature excursion. For Japan trip,
it's a relaxing and enchanting trip where we can take our time to walk slowly all along the lovely journey,
take as many pictures as you wanted or stop and smell the flowers enjoying the rich flora and fauna here.

Nobody will rush us in anyway even the tour guide keep advising us to stay alert and careful along the way.
Spectacular views all over especially with the rains drizzling gently on us so long we didn't compare it with
China fascinating views of Jiuzhaigou. Haha...Japan have their own distinctive beauty with clean fresh air.
Both Rambo and I agreed that lucky they insisted we visit this place even with the rainfall 'Shui Wai Choi,'
bringing the Japan prosperous fortune back to Malaysia for us as I enjoy this kinda green, clean and serene
environment so so much. At 1st, I was so tired but after absorbing all the natural negative ions, I feel so alive.
In fact, this morning after I get on the bus the rain begin to pour and I fell asleep till I reached this destination.
I feel like a dead fish like that, asking me to walk so far deep into the woods and green forestry just to watch
the waterfall but then after walking for awhile, I feel so lively and revitalised with uplifted spirit excitedly.
I feel so blessed to be around this nestled green nature of Miyazaki. No wonder they said that most of their
oldest people who lived up to 100 years old came from Kyushu and Okinawa. Haha...I also liked it here and
told Rambo maybe we can retire here also since his Japanese company also have branches here and there.
Actually Rambo came to Fukuoka for his Japanese company exhibition last 3 years ago & he also brought me
to visit their shop at Tenjin which is just next to Muji. He showed me the Malaysia and other countries' items
also where it's expensive selling at hundreds & thousands of dollars but for the Japanese, it's consider cheap
liao as they're earning high income like 250,000 for fresh graduates. For Rambo's level of income, they can
earn about 500,000:RM20,000 per month. Back to the nature, the Koi fishes are big like baby sharks like that.
Haha...Rambo was so jealous and envious of their 'Hou Sik, Hou Zue' life here in Kyushu Island as he said
if he stays here for long, he also will be fatty bom bom like them. In fact, both Rambo and my good friend LL
gained so much weight as we only live to dine+wine, sightseeing and shopping only the whole week through.
All of us enjoyed the Japanese good food served to us differently everyday. If yesterday we took tempura,
the next day they will arrange a set of yummy Sushi with Sashimi also for us, then Soba or Udon noodles
which I would only took from Japan. In Malaysia, everyone knew that I seldom visit Japanese restaurants
one unless it's invited by Rambo's company/friends and special food review only. Dine & pay only the best. 
Although this Japanese lunch at the restaurant seemed to look simple but it tasted really good esp. I added
some authentic Wasabi into my Soba Noodle, it was so delicious. Even those pickled vegetables tasted so
good with the rice, Soba and a pot of Sukiyaki Chicken for me. Both Rambo+LL chose tastier Sukiyaki Pork.
We chatted a lot with non-stop laughters during our yummy lunch. Feels so much better and energetic with
lunch and many cups of anti-aging green tea, we then continue with the next walk to the fantastic waterfall
situated deep inside of this virgin greenery forest. Wow, I can feel the unlimited positive vibes with the
soft mist water raining on me. Those who wana go shopping can go ahead for sure, but I prefer to stay here.

This Japan Kyushu Tour have given us ample time with everyday shopping trips as we wanted to & we are
staying at strategic city centre hotel. In fact, as a leader of my group I have arranged nicely with them also to
put our luggage bags and zoom out asap for shopping 'Lap Fo' at shopping malls and Aeon 24 hours till we
had enough shopping only then we go back hotel for hot spring spa which is open till 2am, reopen at 5am. 
Haha...We had so much fun together as 'Gila-gila' sot crazy buddies like we used to be in our 20's. In fact, I
can keep my energetic momentum strong here in Japan with all the positive energy I get to absorb from the
good vibes of 5 serene tranquillity Kyushu prefectures of Miyazaki, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Nagasaki and
Fukuoka. We travelled the whole island of Kyushu in 7 days in order for me to know Kyushu well enough.

Rambo was so bad, he teased "Like that only the waterfall?" which really made me
laughed out loud uncontrollably. Haha...I can't stop laughing about it, reminded me
so much about my many China trips and tour guides pleading us not to compare.

The breathtaking views from one angle to another corner were so indescriable.
I really loved the V-shaped gorge and captivating views here. And I'm glad to
spend my Summer/Autumn holiday here in Kyushu with my good friends who
can keep up with my active fast pace till late at night. After our hot spring spa,
I fell asleep like a baby without any lullaby song as this is the right way to live.
I really don't mind to wake up early in the morning for great sightseeing but I need at least 8 hours of deep
sleep and a short nap during the 2/3 hours journey along the way to reach each prefecture safely. It's good
to go with my friends also this time as we're rewinding those old flames of memories in our 20's to 40's now.
Haha...To think of it, we're still young at heart and can do so much of great things together even in our 40's.
Grace kept telling me we had so much fun together every night before we sleep and I totally agreed with her!

Ecowell Organic Facial Care Series - Eco Bio Face Cream

This Ecowell Ultra Moisturizing  Eco Bio Face Cream which is richly infused with Rose Oil and Viatmin E goodness is easily absorbed into my dehydrated skin after 2 rounds of light massage. I prefer to pamper myself with this moisturizing cream on my neck more as it helped to smoothen the deep wrinkles effectively. Haha...After the application of Eco Bio Face Cream to lock-in moisture on my dehydrated skin, my skin feel nourished enough.

There is another one last great product to be revealed by next week in October month so stay tuned for my updates. In the meantime, you can get up close with Ecowell news and updates uphand at;

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Japan - Kyushu Island Part 1

Kyushu Island had made such a big impact on my travel journey experiences. Not only the overall green, clean and serene environment can put me in a zen happy mood with relaxing tours of great shopping, dining and spa-Ing moments everyday for the whole blissful week, I really don't mind to stay longer here and visit Kyushu again if I'm free to do so. It's one of my most memorable fantastic holiday ever in Japan history. 

Flying with Vietnam Airlines to Hanoi & Ho Chih Minh to Japan Kyushu Island is not a bad experience for me. The food was good, the service was great with handsome cabin crews and comfortable seats with pillow & blanket. Most important thing is safety comes 1st & I've reached my home soil safe & sound. I saved about RM2000+ by flying with them compared with SA which I rather used it for shopping and dining in Japan.

Honshu & Hokkaido islands have already given me many nice Japanese stampings of happy, lovely travel memories in my 40 years of travel journeys, now Kyushu too has added another big signature mark on my travel journey that I'm happy to blog about it real soon so stay tuned. Haha...Only the best and good things in 'JC's Life Diary' that I would spend my precious time to write and share about it with the whole world. 

Kyushu Island is quiet and definitely different from the other islands like Honshu where Tokyo is situated, famously known as one of the most populous 13+ million people in this busy city compared to KL, Malaysia with only 2 million plus. Kyushu is fully surrounded with beautiful forestry and wonderful sceneries. It's more relaxing and interesting at the same time. To be continue about Kyushu Island, stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Carlo Rino's 30th Anniversary - Fantastical Fantasy Autumn/Winter Collection 2016

Carlo Rino, a brand that is known for making fashionable ladies’ accessories that is always in tune with the latest fashion trends, turned 30 this year. Because of that, the brand is offering Malaysian customers more rewards than ever before. First and foremost, I wish to congratulate Carlo Rino "Happy 30th Anniversary" and I was so glad to be part of your celebration to grace your Fantastical Fantasy Autumn/Winter event at MidValley Megamall.

Carlo Rino is a brand that radiates style and practicality with the perfect contemporary and versatility combination. The brand believes that great design that are fresh and fashionable coupled with quality materials is the key to capture the hearts of many young urban ladies who wish to look their best all day. In fact, my attention only focused much on their latest Autumn/Winter collection with indescribable awe. 

Carlo Rino customers are now able to register to become a member with any purchase at any Carlo Rino boutiques in Malaysia to immediately enjoy a point rebate system. These points are as good as cash for their next purchase. The more customers purchase Carlo Rino’s products, the more rewards they can enjoy. I have joined their membership too, join the club the next time you step to any Carlo Rino Shop. 

Point Rebate System  
·         Normal Price to Less than 10% products – Enjoy 10% rebate
·         Less than 20% to Less than 40% products – Enjoy 5% rebate
*1 point rebate = RM1 (All Products)

Besides that, members are able to enjoy plenty of benefits such as a RM100 birthday discount voucher on their birthday month; being a part of exclusive events, fashion shows, tea parties and private pre-sales; being the first to get the latest happenings and news on the Carlo Rinonewsletters; and enjoying extra benefits and privileges with Carlo Rino’s partners from time to time.Carlo Rino invites customers and fans to become a member and enjoy this new shopping convenience that will definitely increase their lifestyles and fashion sense.

“We have decided to reward our customers for being with us throughout all these years. Without them, we could not have gotten the support and success that we have today,” said William Chiang, Carlo Rino’s Director, “With the new terms on Carlo Rino’s membership, customers will save more, the more they shop. This is our way of giving back.”

A Fantastical Fantasy Beholding Nature's Palette
Sweet and Trendy
Adorable and feminine; these two words best describe this range of sweet and trendy handbags and shoes. Introducing our unique creations that are in a whole class by itself, ever ready to make you the centre of attention everywhere you go.

Fluttering Into Our Hearts
The epitome of cute, youth and witty; this range of bags are must-haves in your ever growing bag collection! Origami crane prints beautify the whole range with their pink shades printed on an eggshell white base, to make the prints stand out in all their glory. They are lightweight and capacious in quality. To add elegance to its features are its classy caramel brown handles and straps that will make any look that much more appealing. Show them off anytime of the day.

Here, Kitty Kitty

This range of unexpectedly fun and adorable design has certainly clawed into our hearts and would not let go. Thus, this gorgeously designed range was born! We have infused our brand in the silhouette of a cat leather patchwork making it the focal point of this whole range. Accentuate your repertoire during your off-days with this unique state-of-the-art range of arm candies. They boast ample storage space and are equipped with a pink statement strap for sheer convenience.

Young and Stylish
Do not be left out and always stay up-to-date on the latest trends with Carlo Rino! With a range of sleek classy handbags to far fetched footwear, we got you covered to keep you in trend and ready to mingle, every time.

Dainty Statements
Ever felt like you wanted to make a statement but not go over the top? Well, now you can with this petite and simple yet trendy range that exudes adorability and femininity. Half of the range comes with an endearing leather trim patterned charm and the other half comes with a sleek curved handle, just for that little extra attention. Constructed to withstand long wears and certain circumstances, they are a perfect fit for any casual day out.

Lavish All-Rounder
Crafted exclusively in simple elegance, this range of bags can be carried from work to play effortlessly. They bring an element of lavishness to whatever you match it with because of its classic colours. Pair them up with a chic dress for a date night out or with your fav work ensemble. This range of gorgeous bags is designed to warrant versatility with zippered and storage qualities that allow maximum capacity and security while keeping a classic aesthetic through their durability, minimalist silhouette and gold accents.

The Ravishing Diva

A simply divatastic range, these glamorous heels give you a punch of attitude when rocking them with your dinner outfits. They come in a variety of design and colours to suit your many extravagant dinner parties or just usual dinner gatherings. There are some for when you need that extra boost on days when you opt for a long dress and there are slightly heeled numbers when you want to rock that little black dress. Prepare to be dazzled by The Ravishing Diva.

A Figure for Fun
Inject a dash of wittiness into your outfits with this fun print range of footwear. Crafted to fit any occasion with its variety of designs and styles from times when you want a more simplistic look to an amped up one, this range offers it all. This range is definitely one to take note of.

Party Perfect
Paint the town red and get these dancing shoes on, ladies! This diverse designed range of heels is created for durability without compromising on an equally important element, its style. Each design has that little zing to gain a little more attention. It has at least one style that would fit everyone. The tasselled finish ones are for those fashionistas wanting a little more bounce in their step and the strapped ones are for ladies wanting to add a little mystery in their kicks without wanting to show too much.

Modernised Retro

Fashionably structured to revamp retro designs, this range of classically bold and colourful numbers are meant to bring out your confidence and charm.

Plush Perfect

Go about your week with flair and confidence! This range brings the elegance of modern designs to a whole new level. It is stylishly structured to be not only spacious in nature but tasteful in design to bring the modern woman grace and leisure when carrying it. These captivating bags are ideal for any occasion; work, casual or even travel.

Chromatically Charismatic

Let your fashion choices speak for you in this classically structured range with a twist. Its colour-blocking aspect is on point and just fashionably right. Business on one side and fun on another! Designed with a leatherette finish with convenient strap options and organised compartments, this range of Chromatically Charismatic creations is just what you need to perfect any ensemble you rock.

Signature Novelties

Embark on a journey of stylish practicality without any fuss with this avant-garde signature printed range of darling creations. Spruced up with hints of gold accents, multiple compartments and sufficient space for versatility, they will amp up any look to new levels. Aim to ease comfort and convenience, this is the ideal range for all urban fashionistas out there.

Lustrous Casuals
For a wisp of understated luxury, make a memorable entrance with these Lustrous Casuals. They are designed with a classic colour sole to give way to its vibrant print upper for a chic touch. Also, their glossy and metallic finishes are perfect to give you a boost of confidence. This range is not created just for breezy comfort but also contemporary elegance for both your day and night excursions.

Spectacular Strappy Sensations
Strap it up with these sumptuous strappy sling heels that will be sure to elevate your look to a whole new level. Get your off-duty style strong for your ever-casual ensemble without losing its chunky comfort. This range has instant style gratification that will appeal to different people. So what are you waiting for? Pick up one or all pairs because your shoe closet is calling for this quintessential strappy sling range.

All In A Day's Work
We present to you, your new must-have pieces in your work ensemble especially dedicated to the young working executives! These demure handbags and shoes will elevate your outfits with an extra dosage of definition, giving you instant style gratification.

Iconic Classic
Oozing with effortless sophistication, this iconic monogram satchel that comes in not only one, not two but three beautiful and bold colours are made up of the best quality for durability making it nifty yet dependable. It is designed with an adorable gold accent turn-lock closure, ample space and two-way styling to maximise functionality, capacity and security. It is best paired with a little sundress for afternoon tea with your girlfriends.

Vogue Deviation
Stylish and sensible, this signature printed two-way tote is the ideal companion on your work days. With a variety of demure colours to choose from, there is at least one fit for everyone. It also features snap-buttons at the sides of the bag to hide the printed sides on days when you want to go for more plain and sleek look. Just unsnap those buttons to add a pizzazz personality to your ensemble. It comes with a shoulder strap as well that provides comfortable, hassle-free carrying.

Prim and Proper
Elegance is simplicity and we know it best! Fashioned deliberately to fit multiple work ensembles, this Prim and Proper range of work shoes are made with comfort and fashion in mind. From alluring pointed toe designs to chic loafers, this autumnal-inspired range gives you an edgy sass to create strong and bold steps when you strut forward and upward the career ladder. 

Sporty Chic
Get your shoe game strong while strolling around the city with any of these chic creations on! They are deliberately designed to add a little snazziness into your apparels.

The Comfy Elevators
When it comes to effortless style, we have it down pat. This range of chic creations is padded with an elevated platform for a not-so discreet height on casual days. They are perfect to channel out your cheerful personality with their spot on designs, colours and comfort qualities. Enhance contour of your feet with these ever-casual range.

Sprightly Breezies
Style up your weekend with these Sprightly Breezies! They are made perfect for your chill, laidback days with their ultimate comfort and coverage that will help keeps your steps light and happy. Commute around the city effortlessly without ever having to compromise on style. This range offers multiple coloured flats to match with any of your weekend outfits.

Carlo Rino aims to bring you the best creations every season and this season’s pieces are the best yet. They bring you a variety of pieces that would accentuate your everyday ensemble, for every occasion, big or small, making every day a day to remember. I totally fall in love with Fantastical Fantasy Autumn/Winter Collection 2016 and managed to grab the fascinating handbag that week. I feel fantastic about it especially I get to buy the lovely heart-shaped Carlo Rino Bag Charm that I have aimed for since early this year of 2016!