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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Happy CNY


Hey there! How are your Chinese New Year preparations?
In just 3 days, the Lunar New Year will be here.

Every year without fail, I will try and get my hands on this auspicious dates information from my favourite shop where I purchase my prayer items.
Here are some auspicious dates to share with you.
Courtesy of Joo Hing USJ
And guess what, today is LiChun, where eggs can stand on their own!
Yup! Egg Balancing Act.
Image credit: theborneopost.com

And it's also a good day to deposit money into your account for good wealth.
It's pretty evident in the Chinese culture. Read more here.
LiChun marks the beginning of spring and the new year.
It may be just a superstition, but who truly knows? Just follow the rest and just do it!




Gong Xi Fa Cai!



Sunday, January 31, 2016

Discovering the New Mentholatum Botanics

Mentholatum Botanics
Natural Goodness from the Earth

The concourse of 1Utama has been decorated with a nature theme to celebrate the launch of Mentholatum Botanics. Special thanks to Butterfly Project Malaysia for the invitation.







The New BOTANICS range from Mentholatum is formulated with the purest Natural Herbal Extracts to give your skin a gentle purifying experience. Inspired by the goodness of NATURE from EARTH, the BOTANICS offers consumers exceptional results with their carefully selected herb and flower at an affordable price.


Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the new BOTANICS range by Mentholatum which consist of a series of Face Wash and Face Mask using Natural Herbal Essences.

Sephine of Rohto-Mentholatum explaining the benefits and product details to a group of bloggers.
Bloggers at work taking the perfect shot

Prior to the product briefing we were given the opportunity to make our own tea with these beautiful floral herbs. How thoughtful and so in line with the introduction of the new Botanics range.
Posing with our cup of infused flower tea.


Here's an overview on the range

The BOTANICS consists of four range of products namely tube face wash, foaming wash, pump wash and sheet masks to offer consumers a relaxing nature’s experience. Each of these range includes a variety of offerings to suit various skin conditions. 
The Face Wash tube comes in 4 variants namely Hydra Whitening, Pore Refining, Deep Cleansing and Hydrating. Each tube is priced at RM14.90
The Pump Wash comes in 2 variants namely Deep Clean and Moisturising & Brightening, the Foaming Wash comes in 2 variants namely Oil & Blemish Control and Whitening.
The pump wash (150ml) is priced at RM21.90 
while the Foaming Face Wash (160ml) is priced at RM 25.90 

This set is powered by Tea Tree and Ylang Ylang and smells like lemongrass.
From left to right: Foaming Face Wash, Tube and Pump
 For those who favour the rose scent, this set is simply heavenly. I am addicted to the scent.
From left to right: Tube, Foaming Face Wash and Pump

The sheet mask comes in 5 variants namely the Aloe Vera Hydrating Facial Mask, Pomegranate Anti-Oxidant Facial Mask, Rosemary Pore Refining Facial Mask, Rosehip Oil Brightening Facial Mask and Lavender for Soothing Facial Mask.
Sheet Mask @ (RM6.90) per piece
The BOTANICS Sheet Mask is infused with herbal essence and enriched with Hyaluronic Acid to repair and rejuvenate your skin while you close your eyes and relax.  It comes in 5 variants, namely:

§       Aloe Vera Hydrating Facial Mask
Formulated with the finest blend of Natural Herbal Extracts such as Aloe Vera and Narcissus that hydrate and soothe the skin apart from reviving dull-looking and tired skin. This mask is suitable for all skin types and especially dry skin

§        Pomegranate Anti-Oxidant Facial Mask
Blended with Pomegranate and Natural Herbal Extracts, it protects the skin from free radical damage which causes skin aging. It also awakens and moisturizes the skin with naturally rich anti-oxidants. This mask is suitable for all skin types

§       Rosemary Pore Refining Facial Mask
With Rosemary and Witch Hazel as the key ingredients, the herbal essence kicks in to help diminish the appearance of enlarged pores for a more refined, soft and smooth skin texture while retaining moisture for firmer skin. It is also enriched with Vitamin B3 to protect skin against environmental damage. This mask is suitable for all skin types and especially for oily and combination skin.

§        Rosehip Oil Brightening Facial Mask
Rosehip Oil is naturally rich in Vitamin C to help brighten skin tone and improve skin luminosity leaving the skin looking healthy with enhanced natural radiance. It is also enriched with Vitamin B3 that protects the skin against environmental damage while it helps to revive dull skin and evens out skin tone for a more radiant and healthy looking complexion. This mask is suitable for all skin types.

§       Lavender for Soothing Facial Mask
Refresh and re-energize with a soothing blend of Lavender and Chamomile that calms and reawaken the skin. It helps soothe, repair and pamper skin while protecting the delicate skin against environmental damage. This mask is suitable for all skin types and especially sensitive skin.

Go back to basics and discover the power if nature for beautiful, healthy skin, exclusively at Guardian.
You can even buy these products online here

It was also a great catch up session with blogger friends whom I have not seen in ages!


Great seeing you ladies again.

About The Mentholatum Company
The Mentholatum Company, Inc. Founded in 1889 is a manufacturer and marketer of non-prescription drugs and heathcare products. Headquarters are in Orchard Park, New York, U.S.A with operations in Australia, South Africa, Canada, Scothland, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Mexico, South Korea, P.R China, India and Japan.

Manufacturing is carried out in 26 locations around the globe and marketing / distribution in over 150 countries. The company, privately held for 99 years, was acquired by Rohto Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. of Osaka, Japan in 1988. Rohto is a major player in the Japanese pharmaceutical market with top selling products in the eye care, topical and stomach relief categories.
Since 1889, The Mentholatum Company has grown and prospered from a small purveyor of soaps and toiletries into an international company, marketing quality proprietary medicines around the world. In the United States, and in many countries around the world, the Mentholatum family of products has earned a reputation for quality and value. Every Mentholatum brand is sold with an unconditional guarantee of satisfaction.

Brands under Mentholatum: Lipice, Oxy, Hada Labo, Selsun, Sunplay, Rohto C Cube, Deep Heating Rub and Botanics.











Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Blooming Petal Soft Skin

Roses have been revered for centuries for their fragrance and beauty.
I have always been a fan of products with rose scents.

There are may types of rose scents. Some sweet smelling, some smells like autumn rose (slightly roasted). My favourite are the sweet smelling ones. Once put on I feel like I could attract the ants and bees.

The Body Shop Malaysia has introduced its latest range of products available from 22nd January 2016 onwards at all Body Shops outlets.

Can you take a wild guess based on the the pictorial below?



Yes, it's British Rose

The Body Shop's new British Rose collection is 100% organically grown in Herefordshire, England.
The Body Shop's British Rose range is of exceptional quality. Grown at an environmental award-winning farm in the heart of the English countryside, the roses are  hand-picked, air-dried and infused on-site into fresh mountain water.

Some of the items in this range include:

1) British Rose Instant Glow Body Essence (RM129.00)
2) British Rose Shower Gel, 60ml (RM 35.00)
3) British Rose Eau De Toilette 100ml (RM 95.00)
4) British Rose Petal Soft Hand Cream 100ml (RM 59.00) and 30ml (RM25.00)
5) British Rose Exfoliating Gel Body Scrub, 255g (RM 105.00)
6) British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter, 196g (RM 89.00)
7) British Rose Exfoliating Soap, 100g (RM29.00)
8) British Rose Petal Soft Bath Foam, 250ml (RM 75.00)

You can even shop online here



Love their store display. So full of roses.
Life is literally a bed of roses in here.

The unique British Rose blend by The Body Shop is extracted from English roses selected for their complexity of fragrance, perfectly capturing the experience of sinking your nose on one of these fragrant flowers.

For fans who cannot get enough of this sweet smelling British Rose range by The Body Shop, there are gift sets available too. All beautifully wrapped.





Here's a quick look at these newbies and my thoughts about these new products.

British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter
Indulge in 24H dewy hydration with the New British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter.
This velvety-soft moisturiser feels light whilst being rich in moisture. Perfect for normal to dry skin. It gives an instant all-over healthy glow with a subtle scent.

The Smell: Pleasant and sweet smelling
The Feel: Hands feels super hydrated with this rich body butter
The Effects on my skin: Rich in moisture retention on my skin 






British Rose Exfoliating Gel Body Scrub
This exfoliating gel body scrub works effortlessly and melts onto the surface of the body and gentle refines it to reveal a smoother skin. It is gentle on my skin and doesn't strip my skin from its natural body oil.



The Smell: Leaves a soft rose scent on my skin
The Feel: Love the fine scrub. Super clean feeling after scrub-a-dub-dub
The Effects on my skin: Gentle on my skin. Skin feels lighter after a good scrub.




British Rose Instant Glow Body Essence
With an ultra-light texture and 24H moisture, this product transforms dull skin with an instant healthy glow leaving my skin feeling smooth and petal soft.

The Smell: Light rose fragrant
The Feel: Love the light weight texture that absorbs easily
The Effects on my skin: My skin is now silky smooth (as smooth as the baby's bottom) 
                          

For more info log on to:
https://www.facebook.com/TheBodyShopMalaysia/

You may also shop online at https://www.thebodyshop.com.my/




Monday, January 25, 2016

BountiFU Spring Celebration at Sunway Pyramid

BountiFU Spring Celebration with Po the Panda
Visit Po’s Village at Sunway Pyramid!

Have you stepped into Sunway Pyramid recently?
 The popular shopping mall has transformed its Orange Concourse into a scene inspired from Kungfu Panda 3, the latest instalment that features Po reunited with his family in the Panda Village.
Similar like the movie, the mall’s BountiFU Spring Lunar New Year features the panda village nestled amidst the mountains, where a Chinese temple lies, surrounded by cherry blossom trees.
The party to celebrate Po finding the Panda Village was in full swing, with 38 children dressed in panda costumes and a huge “lou sang” session with the invited guests. Other activities at the party include dough-doll making, fortune telling, calligraphy, lucky draw and more.
Shoppers were seen busy taking pictures at every possible angle.

A little boy was seen posing with his favourite characters


Shoppers will also be delighted with a photo booth where they can take pictures with Po’s family, and print immediately as a souvenir.
Those who love the traditional Beard Candy and Ting-Ting candy or are in need of new oriental outfits will be able to find them easily in the mall.

A tinge of nostalgic feel

Earlier....two weeks ago....
As part of Sunway Pyramid's marketing initiatives for their Lunar New Year campaign, Po was also seen going around the Kuala Lumpur city centre, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya and Shah Alam since the final week of December 2015. He was caught strolling at KL Tower, Zoo Negara, KL Bird Park, SS2 night market and the Kota Kemuning park amongst many other places.
Po, the popular panda character from Kungfu Panda was searching for his village to celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Now, the huge panda will be greeting shoppers on weekends in Sunway Pyramid!

As 2016 is the year of the Fire Monkey, the mall will be rewarding shoppers with adorable monkey plush toys.  From the 8 till 21 of January, shoppers who spend more than RM1000 in 3 receipts (RM800 for HSBC cardholders) will be able to redeem the monkey plush toys, while those who shop from 22 January till 9 February will receive a mini Panda blankie. Throughout both duration, shoppers who spend RM250 and above (RM150 for HSBC cardholders) will be rewarded with JoyFU angpau packets.

Sunway Pyramid also recognises the various needs of services during the festive season hence they have improved their free Buggy service to be available at selected larger car park levels, to ensure convenience for shoppers. Those with heavy shopping bags, strollers and children may find the buggy a relief.

Po aside, shoppers can also enjoy the Lion Dance performance every Sunday, as well as on both days of the Lunar New Year. The second day of the New Year will feature an Acrobatic Lion Dance show at the Main Entrance to bless the mall.

As a mall with endless options for shopping, dining and leisure, Sunway Pyramid is celebrating a BountiFU Spring, spreading cheer to all its shoppers!

For more information, please visit www.sunwaypyramid.com or visit the mall’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/sunwaypyramid  



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