Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Toy Bank - A Gift of Love for 400 Children @ Cheras LeisureMall


Christmas the season of celebration and gifting. Dreams do come true, at least for 400 children from 13 children's homes and charity houses. All thanks to Cheras LeisureMall, the mall's annual community programme - Toy Bank, A Gift of Love. These children have the best Christmas ever on the fifth day of Christmas.

Still remember the giant Toy Bank at Cheras LeisureMall I've blogged before? The Toy Bank had been set up on the GF concourse since 4 December 2015 to collect gifts of love for the children from the participating children's homes and charity houses.


Colourful wish cards bearing three of the children's Christmas wishes were displayed at the wishing trees around the giant Toy Bank. Pick a card from the wishing tree, select a toy or gift from the child's wish list and then deposit the gift with the wish card at the Toy Bank.

165 children from the participating children's homes have a memorable Christmas celebration at Cheras LeisureMall and receive the gifts sent by anonymous true love at the gift presentation ceremony. The children are from Shepherd's Centre Foundation, Trinity Community Children's Home, Persatuan Kebajikan Warga Tua Dan Kanak-Kanak WP, Pusat Jagaan Beribuan Kasih Kajang, Bodhi Homecare Cheras, San Pedro Orphanage Home, Rumah Sayangan, Rumah Kanak-Kanak Angels, Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Cornerstone, Yayasan Sunbeams Home, Rainbow Home, Rumah Bakti Nur Syaheera and Pusat Majudiri Y for the Deaf.

 They are treated to a sumptuous lunch too.


Earlier of the day, they also enjoy a special movie screening by Golden Screen Cinemas - Legend of a Rabbit : The Martial of Fire.


For more information about Toy Bank, A Gift of Love programme and upcoming event updates, kindly call 03-9132 2386, visit the Cheras LeisureMall Facebook page or email marketing@ppb.com.my

Petsmore Announced Winners of 'Yes! I’m Beautiful' contest @ Petsmore SS2, PJ



Woo hoo...... A few weeks ago, Petsmore celebrated Christmas with the winners of  'Yes! I'm Beautiful' contest by Petsmore at Petsmore's PJ SS2 outlet. Congratulation to all the winners.

Grand Prize winner of ‘Yes! I’m Beautiful’ & ‘Spot The Winner’

Boo Chun Ming (A Pekingese named BiBi) won prizes worth RM 3,071.00 each, including the 2 Round Trip Air Tickets to Boracay. 

2nd Prize Winner 

Boo Chun Ming (A Pekingese named BuBu) won prizes worth RM 1,231.00 

3rd Prize Candy Wong (A Shih Tzu Mix named BIbi) won prizes worth RM919.00. 

17 Consolation winner also walked away with prizes worth RM 473.00.

Wendy won a ‘Complimentary of 3 Days Boarding’ in the Instagram contest of the day, perfect gift for the Christmas holidays. 

With the festive seasons around the corner, check in your pets in Petsmore's Pet Hotel 5-star boarding services. Prices for accommodation from RM42 per day for a maximum of one (1) pet at the Superior Suite and RM73 per day for a maximum of two (2) pets at the Royal Suite. 
 
For more information, please visit Petsmore official webpage at www.petsmore.com

Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/petsmore 
Instagram Petsmore.

 


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

OXY Ultimate Cleanser, 8-in-1 Multi-Action Cleanser Review



Zits! Don't you just hate it? A pretty common problem among teenagers, especially when experiencing hormonal changes. The three most common problems are oily skin, acne and blackhead and they are very often interrelated. Oily skin can lead to other problems such as the formation of pimples, acne and blackheads when oil, dirt and bacteria are accumulated at the sebaceous glands.

With only one wash, OXY’s Ultimate Cleanser easily curbed problematic oily skin with the acne and blackhead. The all-new OXY Ultimate Cleanser is an 8-in-1 Multi Action Cleanser ensures clear, fresh and blemish free skin with 8 multiple functions.

How does it work? :

1)       Fight pimples – Contains Isopropyl Methylphenol and anti-bacterial properties that gently clear away pimples.

2)       Anti-blackheads – Removes blackheads, dead skin cells and trapped dirt within pores.

3)       Unclog pores – Penetrates deep down to unclog pores for a clean and healthy skin.

4)      Removes excess oil – Penetrate deep into pores to cleanse dirt and remove excess sebum that causes pimples.

5)       Deep cleanses – Gently cleanses skin to dissolve pimple-causing impurities.

6)       Moisturizes skin – Contains Sage Extract, Seaweed Extract and Olive Oil to prevent dryness after wash.

7)       Soothes skin – Dipotassium Glycyrrhiznate soothes irritated skin.

8)       Refreshes skin with menthol which provides instant cooling sensation to help refresh and energize skin.


My verdict : The cleanser is less foamy and easily rinses off. Skin feels smooth and clean, it doesn't feel tight too. 

However, I don't like the cooling menthol sensation on the skin.

The all-new OXY Ultimate Cleanser is all you need to keep your skin fresh, healthy and moisturized. It is available at all leading pharmacies and supermarkets nationwide retails at RM13.90 for 100g.


Monday, December 28, 2015

Porky Delights at THE BAR°N @ 1 Mont Kiara


House pouring wine RM19/glass
Pic credit Sidney.

THE BAR°N  is a tapas, wine bar and restaurant located in 1 Mont Kiara. A home for great wines and a smorgasbord of exquisite cuisine crafted to perfectly match your aperitifs, ambience and inner sense of gastronomic paradise. I was there recently with a couple of friends for a weekend dinner. 

We kick-started our night with the highly recommended, in house white wine Sixty Drops Sauvignon Blanc (NZ). Light bodied and crisp, it was brilliant. 

THE BAR°N Crispy Pork Belly with home-made chili dip RM32
With a good ratio of fat and lean meat, crunchy and crackling, this is rather inviting. 

THE BAR°N Pigs in Blanket RM27
I find the texture a tad dry, it wasn't terrible, but it's not memorable either. 

Pork satay with Asian condiment RM30 (6 pcs)
Oh.... Simply adore this. Juicy and tender, I wouldn't mind to have a few more sticks. :p

Oven Baked Portobello Mushroom with Bacon Tomato & Cheese RM28
Perfect combination of generous cheese with Portobello mushroom, pretty addictive.

Jamon Serrano on Rock Melon RM58
Beautiful presentation, but Jamon Serrano is pretty heavy-handed on the sodium too, I don't really fancy this dry-cured ham.

Scallop wrapped in Bacon with Passion Fruit sauce RM37
What a stunning combination of fresh and juicy scallop wrapped in bacon and top off with the zesty passion fruit sauce.

Kentucky Fried Frog (finger sucking good) RM35
Yes, you read it correct. It's a frog! Do you know frog meat taste so much better than chicken. If you yet to try, try it, you won't regret it! :p

All American wagyu beef burger RM40
Succulent, moist, juicy and flavourful thick Wagyu patties topped with cheese and bacon.

THE BAR°N Signature Oven Roasted German Baby Pork Ribs RM68
Specially marinated and grilled to perfection, the ribs are tender and tantalizing served with potato wedges and mixed vegetable.


Fried Hokkien Noodle with Sambal RM27
The noodles are heavily wok laden (wok hei) so you could probably know how good it is. 

THE BAR°N Bah Kut Teh RM35 (served with rice)
Being a Klang's girl, I am so used to intense flavour packed bah kut teh. IMO, the broth still lacks in taste and flavour.

THE BAR°N pasta RM35
A generous serving of al dente pasta tossed with mushroom, bacon, bird eye chili, chopped parsley, butter & white wine. Must try! 

Smoked Salmon Pizza RM37
Smoked salmon, rocket, cheese, onion, mushroom and capers served on a thin crusty pizza and drizzled with sour cream. Amazing blast of flavour

Chocolate Volcano RM31 (served with scoop of Haagen-Dasz vanilla ice cream) 

Ohhh... The gooey chocolate oozing out is just perfection.

Deep Fried Banana with Gula Melaka Syrup RM29 (served with scoop of Haagen-Dasz vanilla ice cream) 

Affogato RM23

Pic credit Sidney.
A shot of espresso poured over a scoop of Haagen-Dasz vanilla ice cream and then flamed with Sambuca. 

Incredible alcohol-laden simple dessert.

In a corner of THE BAR°N, there is a wine room offering a fine selection of wines. Take your pick of wine from there and you could enjoy your wine corkage free at the restaurant. And in case you could not finish your bottle of wine, THE BAR°N will also provide wine storage service so you could enjoy your wine for your next visit.  The wine in my hand is one of the most expensive in the house. 


Classic Mojito RM29
Rum, Triple Sec, Wild Mint

Classic Margarita RM34
Tequila, Grand Marnier, Countreau, Lime syrup

THE BAR°N is the perfect place to chill out with boozes and amazing tapas & bites with family or friends. Pricing is slightly on the high side, but the huge serving portion made it affordable.


THE BAR°N
G-2, G-3 & G-26,
1 Mont Kiara Mall, 
No.1, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 
Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur,
Business Hours:

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Onvia Vedo S1 DIY Alarm System Review


Home sweet home. But is your home safe from intruders? With the rise of crime rates, every house should install an alarm system to beef up security. So I was looking high and low for a fuss free and reliable alarm system and a friend of mine recommended Onvia Vedo S1 touch screen DIY Alarm System.

Onvia Vedo S1 is a PSTN alarm system with phone line connection that can protect your house by remote control or through mobile phone. Streamline design makes it more compact and look perfect as a house decoration too.

Features :
  • Wireless DIY installation.
  • Easy to operate touchscreen keypad panel.
  • Voice prompt guide programming.
  • Contact ID protocol for central monitoring station.
  • Store 5 groups of phone number and 2 groups of CMS number. 
  • LED indication for 6 wireless zone plus 2 emergency zone. 
  • Delay entry and exit set up.
  • Remotely control system and site listening.
  • Up to 50 pcs wireless sensors and 10 pcs remote control expandable by auto learning.
  • Alarm management and alarm output for AC electricity facility to deter intruders.
  • Tamper protection.


Package includes :
  • Control console X 1
  • Remote control X 2
  • Motion detector X 1
  • Door/Window Magnetic Sensor X 1
  • Power Adaptor X 1
The magnetic sensor for door/window will send a wireless signal to the control panel when a door or window is opened.

The passive infrared motion detector is designed to sense human movement. It will detect the infrared radiation emitted from intruders and send the signal to control panel.

The control panel is the brain of security alarm system, able to communicate with all wireless sensors. When alarm occurs, the built-in siren will hoot loudly to deter intruders. The system will notify the owner by auto-dialing the preset phone numbers. It also can receive command from remote control, voice-guided keypad or telephone and response to the alarm management in time.

Simple installation only by connecting telephone interface, external phone line interface and power adapter interface.

I only need to place the component correctly and it is done in minutes.

The remote control allows you to control your security system when you are away or come back. When emergency happens, press the emergency button to send an emergency signal to the control panel.

The power adapter used to provide main power with a built-in 7.4V/1000mA rechargeable battery enable the system working for 16 hours in the event of a power failure.


3 ways to control your security alarm system

1) Using a Remote Control

2) Using Control Panel Keypad

3) Using Phone

TOTALLY WIRELESS DIY INSTALLATION
All sensors come with pre-programmed kits so the installation is easy and fuss free.

TOUCH SCREEN
I adore the cool 7" touch screen friendly interface.

CONTACT ID
Protocol with user ID information and alarm information with alarm system's status information.

PSTN
PSTN network alarm host will send alarm info via phone call and can be preset to a maximum of 5 groups of phone numbers and 2 groups of CMS number. In case a call is on going, the alarm call will be the first priority.

VOICE PROMPT
Easy intelligent voice prompt operation with voice reporting of all working state of intelligent doorbell function. I can even select my preferred  doorbell voice.

CALL-IN PROMPTS
Easy operation, I only need to dial in to the system remotely and follow the voice prompts. Upon triggered, the Vedo S1 will call to my registered phone number so I could listen to the current situation or disarmed the system remotely.

In a nutshell, the Onvia Vedo S1 DIY alarm system is reliable and affordable. I love the easy DIY installation and beautiful design. Adding on an alarm system to your home is not a problem  with the wireless installation. Plus, your home will look elegant with the Onvia Vedo S1 and a peace of mind. 

Onvia Vedo S1 DIY alarm system retails for RM659.00 and available from Securemart, Puchong. Additional door sensor can be purchase at RM60 while the window sensor is priced at RM70. To locate Securemart Puchong, just key in Securemart CCTV in google map or waze and you'll be able to locate it easily.

Securemart
62, Jalan Puteri 5/12, 
Bandar Puteri, 
47100 Puchong, Selangor.

Amazing Makeover with Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics



Hola! If you followed me on my social media, bet you noticed I've changed my Facebook profile picture. Isn't my new profile pic makeup is gorgeous? So I was introduced to a premier luxury mineral cosmetics line exclusively made in California, USA recently. Founded by paramedical aesthetician, Pauline Youngblood in 1996, Youngblood® Mineral Cosmetics features natural, finely ground minerals from the earth, without common irritants (including chemicals, dyes and preservatives) found in conventional makeup. Many of the Youngblood products contain Youngblood’s signature blend of minerals including Malachite, Rhodolite, Hematite and Zincite to help protect skin cells and tissue.

The unique difference of Youngblood® Mineral Cosmetics compares to the usual cosmetics line is because it allows the skin to heal and breathe. All Youngblood products are extremely gentle to all skin types and conditions, including skin recovering from laser or chemical peels, or experiencing rosacea, acne or discoloration. 

With the concern for her patients recovering from harsh medical procedures, Pauline Youngblood, Founder and CEO of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics developed her first products in a medical setting. Her patients experienced such dramatic success that they continued using her formula long after their skin had healed and urged her to make it commercially available. Over the past 18 years, Youngblood® has become the clear standard used at many upscale med-spas and skin care clinics around the world, and is carried at the finest boutiques including Henri Bendel in New York and NewBeauty at Fred Segal in Santa Monica, California USA.

All Youngblood® products are free of talc, parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, artificial dyes and fragrance, and have earned numerous awards internationally including "Best Foundation" (Beauty Launchpad USA) and "Best Mineral Blush" (NewBeauty USA). They are heralded by professional makeup artists, celebrities and customers alike for their comprehensive assortment of natural-looking shades that are easy to use, long-lasting and able to stand up to heat, humidity and perspiration.

Youngblood products are suitable for all ages and skin types, even those with sensitive or problem skin, and come in a comprehensive range of shades. The natural minerals used in Youngblood ill create a beautiful, translucent glow to the skin that is unmatched by any other makeup on the market today. 

My makeup theme is the glamorous Hollywood.
Thumbs up to the flawless and silky smooth complexion achievable using the products listed below. Ohh... don't I look like the Chinese opera lady with my pink blush face? MUA Vinz actually applies the blusher before foundation and setting powder for the all natural blush looks. I've learned a new make up trick, thanks to him. :p

1. Minerals in the Mist™ (Refreshed), 120ml
Give skin a moisture boost with these facial mists. Infused with pure essential oils and vitamins to protect and hydrate skin. Use after cleansing to lock in moisture and after makeup application to set foundation.
Price: RM158.00 (wm)  and RM163.00 (em)

2. Mineral Primer, 30ml
This colorless base helps enhance the performance of makeup throughout the day. The lightweight, silky formula smoothes the appearance of fine line and pores, creating an even surface for foundation. Packed with minerals and vitamins to protect skin from environmental damage.
Price: RM158.00 (wm)  and RM163.00 (em)

3. Eye Impact Quick Recovery Eye Cream, 15ml
Tired of looking tired? Give eyes a wakeup call with our hydrating, illuminating eye cream. It instantly reduces the signs of fatigue with a combination of powerful ingredients (including antioxidants, peptides and caffeine) for revived, fresher-looking eyes.
Price: RM258.00 (wm)  and RM266.00 (em)

4. Loose Mineral Rice Setting Powder (Light), 10g

This light-as-air, sheer setting powder is your best defense against shine. It creates a flawless, matte finish, thanks to a special blend of rice starch, cornstarch and skin-nourishing minerals. Best of all, it's 100% talc-free. Also available in pressed.
Price: RM108.00 (wm)  and RM112.00 (em)

5. Luminous Crème Blush (Pink Casmere), 6g
Give cheeks a burst of color and radiance with this cream-textured blush. The oil-free formula combines a shimmering glow with sheer, long-wearing color. Wear as a cheek color or highlighter, or layer with powder blushes for extra vibrancy.
Price: RM118.00 (wm)  and RM122.00 (em)

6. Loose Mineral Foundation (Soft Beige), 10g
Create the naturally flawless look you've always coveted with this ultra-fine, luxurious powder. The lightweight formula provides buildable coverage and a soft radiance — without any glitter or shimmer. Its exclusively designed container dispenses the precise amount of powder.
Price: RM178.00 (wm)  and RM184.00 (em)

7. Hi-Definition Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder, 10g
Whether skin's under the HD spotlight or regular daylight, help it look flawlessly airbrushed and naturally radiant with this sheer finishing powder! The advanced formula absorbs excess oil to keep makeup looking fresh for hours, and locks in moisture for a hydrated feel all day. Its ultra-fine, super-soft texture leaves a cooling, soothing sensation upon contact.
Price: RM178.00 (wm)  and RM184.00 (em)

Vinz created the gorgeous and dramatic eyes using the following products :

8. Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad (Glamour-Eyes), 4g
Use your eye-magination! Four complementary shades come in a sleek, mirrored compact for limitless looks. The formula sweeps on like silk and wears for hours. Each compact includes matte, pearl and shimmery finishes that blend together easily.
Price: RM188.00 (wm)  and RM194.00 (em)


9. Incredible Wear Gel Liner (Black Orchid), 3g
Our intensely colored, long-wearing formula glides on smoothly like a liquid liner with the precision of an eye pencil. Very water-resistant for budge-proof glamour!
Price: RM93.00 (wm)  and RM96.00 (em)

10. Lunar Dust (Twilight), 8g
Light-reflecting minerals add shimmering highlights or a sun-kissed finish to face, legs, shoulders and décolleté. Gives skin the right amount of glimmer so you won't look shiny, but as if you belong in the spotlight.
Price: RM148.00 (wm)  and RM153.00 (em)

11. Eye Iluminating Duo Pencil, 3g
This dual-ended multi-purpose pencil is designed to brighten, reflect light and accentuate. The creamy formula's two shades spark up eyes and brow bones for a variety of effects.
Price: RM98.00 (wm)  and RM101.00 (em)

12. Brow Artiste Kit (Dark), 3g
This handy kit contains everything you need for perfectly groomed arches: two shades of pressed brow powder, a lightly tinted wax, a dual-ended brow brush and our premium tweezer.
Price: RM157.00 (wm)  and RM162.00 (em)

Lastly, I requested Vinz for some contouring on my chubby face. Yeah... so selfie ready face is possible with the Mineral Radiance. Hehehe.....

13. Mineral Radiance (Sundance), 9.5g
Show off a healthy summer glow all year long with our mineral bronzer. You will love its mélange of colors that are reminiscent of a tropical vacation; use them together on your face and body, or individually as a blush, highlighter or contour.
Price: RM188.00 (wm)  and RM194.00 (em)

14. Lipstick (Tangelo), 4g
Get gorgeous lips with our colorful range of luxurious lipsticks. The lanolin-free formula contains a special blend of natural oils and vitamins. Stays fresh-looking for hours.
Price: RM83.00 (wm)  and RM86.00 (em)

Thank you Vinz for the stunning makeover.

I simply adore Youngblood highly pigmented and intense cosmetics shade. It also feels light while providing superb coverage.

A snapshot of all the products used on me.

One of my favourite products from Youngblood has to be the Mineral Primer. Perfect, flawless smooth complexion, I am definitely sold. The colourless base helps enhance makeup performance throughout the day. The lightweight, silky formula smoothes the appearance of fine line and pores for an even surface for foundation. It is also packed with minerals and vitamins to protect the skin from environmental damage. Youngblood Mineral Primer recently won the Harper's Bazaar Beauty Awards 2015(Malaysia) for Best Make-Up Base.

Thanks for the gorgeous makeover.

Selfie time! :p

Because it's too pretty to be remove, I'm guilty of exercising with my makeup on after the makeover. Apparently, my skin will remain breathable with Youngblood Cosmetics, so no worries on wearing makeup to the gym. :p
Let it glow with Youngblood Cosmetics. Thank you for having me and the sweet Christmas gift.

For a limited time only, get the exclusive 1x Holiday Essential Set worth RM191 (WM) RM198 (EM) with every RM380 purchase on Youngblood products. 

The Holiday Essential Set contains : 

  1. Incredible Wear Gel Liner 3g (retail size) - Sienna (Day Set) Black Orchid (Night Set)
  2. Mineral Primer 5ml
  3. Liquid Mineral Foundation 3ml
  4. Hi-Def Mineral Perfecting Powder -  Translucent, 0.5g
  5. Mineral Lengthening Mascara - Blackout, 1g 


All Youngblood products are available at all Asterspring and authorized Youngblood retail outlets nationwide.