NARS Contour Blush Product Review

Got myself another NARS product! I think it’s really worth the investment.

I’ve not tried applying contour blush on my own before. This item sounds like something only a professional makeup artist can use. Although I’ve worked with pro makeup artists for model photo shoots or video shooting for the brands I’ve managed in the past, I haven’t really grasped the techniques of how they apply makeup and what products will achieve a certain effect. I’m sure it took them years of training and practice to learn the tricks for this.

But I decided to be brave and give this contour blush a shot. According to pros, applying contour blush can give better shape and slimmer look on the face. Wow, isn’t that something? I am scheduled to attend a wedding in a few months and I am panicking on how to get slimmer or at least look thinner during the event. Sigh, the challenges of being a mummy who has gained a lot of weight and having a hard time burning it for years.
Well, if the Nars Contour Blush can provide me with the ‘contoured’ face in minutes then why not? I did a bit of video surfing on how to apply contour blush, as I haven’t done this before. It looks easy when applied by a makeup artist on you but doing it yourself can be tricky.
After applying my moisturizer, sunscreen, pore minimizer and foundation, I excitedly took out my new NARS Contour Blush in Paloma shade. I just used a normal foundation brush this time; I haven’t bought a new brush for this. I wanted to experiment with what I have first then only decide if I really need a new one.

NARS Contour Blush in Paloma shade
Lightly sweep the contour blush (the one in bigger size or deeper shade from the duo shade) using your brush. Tap the brush a bit if you feel that you took too much product.
Apply the blush starting from the hollow of your cheek towards your temple in an upward stroke. Repeat step 1 and 2 until you achieve sufficient shade/ contour.
Using another brush, apply the lighter shade across your cheekbone to the temple. This is meant to soften the look of the contour blush.
Repeat on the other side of the cheek.
You may also want to apply contour on your nose to make it look longer.

And here are some photos before and after using NARS Contour Blush, with a dab of lipstick. My face looked a lot thinner after contouring. How come I didn’t try this long time ago?! What a quick fix to get nicely shaped face!


Side view before (left) and after (right) using NARS Contour Blush


Contour of my cheeks before (left) and after (right) using NARS Contour Blush

Before and After using NARS Contour Blush (Paloma) plus highlighter

My technique is definitely not ideal yet, as this is my first time to use a contour blush. I think I should invest on a proper contouring brush to apply this more appropriately. But, hey, not bad for a first-timer!

I used NARS Contour Blush in Paloma color code (pink beige/ deep rose)

Love the matte black finish of the compact. 
The NARS Contour Blush retails for RM135 and lasts 24 months after opening. 

It is available in 3 duo shades: Olympia (ivory/ rose), Paloma (pink beige/ deep rose), and Gienah (honey/ amber).  




A duo of contouring blush shades to create natural-looking dimension for the face with a lightweight luminous finish. A deeper shade enhances definition while a lighter shade illuminates the high points of the face.
To create a beautiful sculpted cheek, apply the deeper shade of the Contour Blush to the hollow of the cheek with the Contour Brush #21. Using the Blush Brush #20, sweep the lighter shade across the cheekbone towards the temple to soften and highlight. Finish the look with a pop of your favorite Blush shade on the apples of the cheek. – Shayna Shapiro, Lead Trainer

Where to buy NARS cosmetics in Malaysia?
NARS Cosmetics opened their first store in Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur last year, located at Level 3.
Stay connected to NARS Cosmetics via their Facebook page:

Want to discover more NARS products? 

About NARS Cosmetics (via

NARS Cosmetics is a Shiseido-owned cosmetics and skin care company founded by François Nars, make-up artist and photographer. The cosmetics line began with twelve lipsticks sold at Barneys New York. Since then, NARS have created various multi-use beauty products. The minimalist packaging was created by Fabien Baron and has been hailed as a modern design icon. In 1996, Nars started his first advertising campaign doing the photography for the ads himself.

Product shades carry provocative names like ‘Orgasm’, ‘Deep Throat’, ‘Striptease,’ and ‘Sex Machine’. NARS ‘Orgasm’ blush is one of their most top-selling products, being Best of Sephora’s Best Blush for 2006, 2007 and 2008. They have developed an entire “Orgasm Collection,” including blush, lipgloss, multiples, illuminators, and even nail polish. In addition, NARS product shades are also named after geographic locations such as ‘Iceland’, ‘Kalahari’, and ‘Kuala Lumpur’.
Some of the most popular NARS products are blushes, bronzers, lipsticks, and their world famous eye-shadow palettes. The shadows are highly pigmented and come in an array of beautiful colours. They have been known to release products inspired by artists such as Andy Warhol using colours from one of his famous paintings ‘Marilyn Monroe’. (for more info, log on to

Make Up For Ever HD Make Up Workshop

The mummy blogger continues to explore brands that she hasn’t tried before
When fellow beauty addict Ashley Yeen announced that she collaborated with Make Up For Ever to conduct a workshop on high definition make up, I knew I had to join. I’ve certainly encountered MUFE long time ago but I haven’t tried any of the products. I guess I just didn’t have the chance or the time to really explore it before.
So it was good news when Ashley invited me to this workshop with MUFE! The agenda: High Definition Make Up. Wait, by the way, what is high-definition makeup? You guessed it right; HD makeup has something to do with video and photography. I’m sure you’ve encountered the term ‘HDTV’ or high-definition television. This type basically project images that are several times better in resolution than normal or standard types of TV. Same for photography, we have high-resolution images captured by DSLR and even point-and-shoot cameras.
And what do all these have to do with makeup? Simple. When these latest technology video cams or cameras capture your face, your makeup should be in ‘high-definition’ technique, especially if you want to hide some flaws. Professional make-up artists have undergone intensive training to perfect this high-definition technique but they also use good makeup products and tools to achieve that HD look. When the makeup technique is not HD-ready, a person’s face may reveal imperfections on video or on photos, which, of course, is something we ladies don’t like. Moreover, some make-up products or techniques make the face look overly done, unnatural and even older.
But HD makeup is not just for videos and photos. It is a great makeup technique for daily wear, especially if you have to face a lot of people. Having an HD-ready face is close-up ready, meaning your face will look great and flawless when people see you face-to-face. HD makeup effectively conceals imperfections without the look of thick application. Like what I said on Ashley’s post, HD means “Head-turning Diva”, and it was such a delight to attend a short workshop to learn how to achieve this look with Make Up For Ever.

Arriving a few minutes before the starting time, I had sufficient shooting time to explore Make Up For Ever’s store in Sephora Starhill. The façade is a welcoming display of cosmetics beautifully displayed on predominantly black walls and fixtures. The focus collection was HD high-definition makeup such as HD primer, HR elixir, HD foundation, HD cream blusher and HD concealer.
The class started with a short introduction and thank you remarks from Ashley. Our workshop make-up artist for the day was Angeline while the workshop model was a lovely gal named Izza. Here, Angeline started removing Izza’s make-up so we can see the full effect of HD make-up before and after application.

As this was a workshop, we were taught how to do it on ourselves. Here are some of the MUFE products that we used that day:


Make Up For Ever collection including HD products

I really loved that Mist and Fix because it makes your makeup look even better by adding some glow or radiance while making it last longer. For someone like me who only applies full make-up in the morning and needs it to last the whole day at work, Mist and Fix is a great make-up companion. I recommend this as a must-have item in your cosmetic kit. It is priced RM110 for 125ml.
Here are my fellow guests applying make-up on themselves:
We started by removing our own make-up (I used So Divine Cleansing Cream) then applied the HD primer blended with HD elixir, followed by the HD foundation. We also applied the HD concealer under the eyes. All these products blended smoothly and evenly on the skin. The textures were great, which allowed easy application on the face.


Here’s JL Buzzbee, whom I finally met in person that day, being assisted by pretty make-up artist of MUFE, Shiory.

Angeline also recommended using the HD high-definition concealer under the eyes to conceal fine lines and other imperfections prior to eye make-up.
The effect of the first few products was very flattering on Izza’s face. She’s lovely to begin with, by the way, but the effect of HD primer + HD elixir + HD foundation + HD concealer made her face look flawless. Compare the right to the left side and you can tell how HD make-up made a wonderful transformation in concealing imperfections without the look of overly done make-up.


The workshop continued with application of eye make-up, HD foundation powder, lip color and other make-up items. See all of us with HD-ready faces and smiles here, together with Shiory and Angeline of MUFE. Can you spot Izza in her full HD make-up look?


Can you spot where’s Izza with her new HD makeup look?

Oh, yeah, there she is, even lovelier than when we started the workshop…

While the other gals continued with their HD make-up sessions, I continued to explore the store and their products. MUFE has really nice make-up collections. Oh, please, don’t tempt me to overspend this month!

I loved the makeover tables at MUFE. Each table has a face drawing like this, showing a list of products used and by which make-up artist. Isn’t that cute and also helpful?



It’s a paradise of lipsticks and brushes!


Make-up, make-up, make-up…
I had a great time learning some tips and tricks for achieving a high-definition make-up look. Thanks to MUFE and to Ashley for organizing this session.



My entry for Shizens Stand Firm Stay Firm Contest

Did you send an entry for this photography contest? 


I was excited to participate in this online photography contest. It wasn’t just any ordinary competition; it is aimed at empowering and honoring women. The subject of the photo to be submitted is quite simple: share your best shots that tell the story of “Stand firm, stay firm.”

Relating this subject to my own life, I believe that my strength as a woman lies on my mission to nurture my son’s life. I guess I wouldn’t be wrong in saying that a lot of mothers discover strengths that they didn’t know they were capable of until they give birth to another life. My son has been my source of inner strength and through the years, I know I keep getting stronger because of my desire to protect him, to cherish him and to give him the best possible life I can offer. 

When I encountered this competition from Shizens, I already knew what I wanted to capture — my son and me during one of our happiest times, those times when we just don’t care about anything else and just caught up in our moment. It wasn’t easy capturing a 4-year-old. But with a tripod and the camera’s self-timer, I was able to take a few shots. 

This was my best shot and was my one and only entry to the competition:

My entry for Shizens Stand Firm Stay Firm photography contest

Each photo must be submitted with a caption. Mine was a vow to my son:

I may not have the greatest treasures in this world to offer you, my child, but I vow to hold your hand, to cherish every moment, every warm touch and every loving smile for the rest of my life. I may not have precious riches but I offer you a mother’s love. Let the storms come; I will be beside you to shield you from harm and to be your strength, now and for eternity. #standfirmstayfirm

I was overwhelmed by the response of my family and friends when I shared this on Facebook. There’s a small chance of winning but with the support given by my loved ones, I feel like a winner already. Thanks, everyone! You make my heart burst with your love!

I knew I must have a record of this on my blog. It was a fun and memorable activity for me (and my son). 

To find out the complete details about this competition (which ends on 30th April 2014), read my article about Shizens Stand Firm Stay Firm Contest – click HERE. 

To support me and my son by voting, click HERE

Thank you for your support and may you find your inner strength as a woman, as a man or as a person who can make a difference to somebody’s life.

Malaysia’s Biggest Kids Expo from Smart Kids Returns

More Enrichment, More Edutainment Choices & More Edu-FUN for both Parents & Children!


Smart Kids, the largest and longest-running kids’ education fair in Asia, is set to thrill parents and children alike for the 12th year running this April at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur. The three-day fair brings together a myriad of edutainment (education and entertainment) products and services under one roof, providing an invaluable platform for parents and their children to look for learning centres, childcare education centres, childcare products, edutainment materials and more.

Boasting an impressive line-up of around 100 exhibitors for this year’s fair, the much-awaited parent-child exhibition promises to be a great destination for a beneficial and fun weekend outing for both parents and children.

“Education will always be the focus of parents who are willing to spend on products and services which will help their child’s development and growth. Smart Kids’ mission is to promote a platform with learning tools that will facilitate the physical, emotional, social and intellectual growth of children,” said Mr. Gerald Lum, General Manager of Sphere Exhibits (M) Sdn Bhd.

Smart Kids is organised by Sphere Exhibits, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH); and is co-organised by Mutiara Sigma (M) Sdn Bhd.

The Smart Kids Educational Kids’ Fair is the most successful fair of its kind and continues to garner extensive support from the Malaysian Ministry of Education, learning centre owners and edutainment providers, and parents and children. Last year’s visitor number was estimated to be around 100,000 over the three-day event, with an impressive 96% of visitors expressing that they were able to find what they were looking for, and 98% of visitors stating that they would want to visit the fair again in 2014.

Previous years’ visitors agreed that the fair is an excellent and engaging platform for both children and parents alike.

The kindergarten students had a great time and enjoy being part of the engaging Smart Kids Educational Kids’ fair

“The idea of bringing together so many child-oriented brands and services under one roof was convenient for us to find out more information at the same time,” said Mr. Cheah. He visited the 2011 edition of Smart Kids together with his two children and wife.“It was definitely very interesting and informative, and not to mention very educational for the kids as well! My 5 year old son particularly enjoyed the talent show as he loved how engaging the program was. My 8 year old daughter is already asking me to bring her back next year!” 
Mrs Chuo, who visited the fair twice in the 2011 edition of Smart Kids, felt that the fair was a very successful and meaningful for both children and parents as there are so many things to see and engage with! “The most important thing is that both of my children got hands-on exposure when they took part in the various games and contests,” she explained.

“Smart Kids caters to parents and children of different age levels. Children nowadays not only need to study smart, but also play smart! This is an excellent opportunity for them to explore and learn new things, while being able to enjoy themselves and have fun with their parents at the same time,” Lum added.

So what can both parent and kids expect in this year’s edition of Smart Kids? “It is definitely bigger, better and even more exciting than the previous years, filled with educational and fun activities!” said Lum.

The Smart Kids 2014 exhibition is divided into 6 categories –
  • Education enrolment pool
  • Educational products
  • Edu-finance solutions
  • Nutritional food and beverage
  • Leisure, sports and recreation, and
  • Children’s educational ICT solutions

With a wide range of interactive and fun activities, it is the only parent-child exhibition that ensures a rewarding experience for parents and a great time for kids.


The signature Smart Kids Talent Quest Competition, is opened to kindergarten and primary school children in groups of at least 8 students. Participants have the opportunity to sing, act, dance or combine other performing arts to win up to RM800 cash prizes, a trophy for the school and participation certificates.

Some activities highlights for children in this year’s fair include —

Smart Kids Futsal Competition
With two categories to participate in, boys and girls from 8 years old to 16 years old can register (in a group) and try to win up to RM800 cash prize, Admiral’s products and medals for each winning team member, courtesy of Pinnacle Foods (M) Sdn Bhd. For the first time, Admiral and Malaysia Futsal Association have signed up as Official Sports Partners.
Smart Kids Aqua Bubble
Come try and ‘walk’ on water in a huge inflatable ball! Children can climb inside the transparent ball and walk run, bounce, roll or just float on water without getting wet. It’s safe, energetic and so much fun!
Smart Kids Archery
How did Robin Hood and Legolas from Lord of The Rings always hit the bull’s eye with their arrows? Practice makes perfect, that’s why! Archery is a sport that helps improve a child’s ability to focus and improve hand-eye coordination. Come and enjoy the fun and challenging session and learn the skills of archery!
Smart Kids are talented kids! Visitors can look forward to the signature Smart Kids Talent Quest Competition, which is opened to kindergarten and primary school children in groups of at least 8 students. Participants can sing, act, dance or combine other performing arts to try their luck in winning up to RM800 win cash prizes, a trophy for the school and participation certificates. Prizes are sponsored by Pinnacle Foods (M) Sdn Bhd.

Primary school choirs, this is your chance to excel and shine at the inaugural Smart Kids Choir Competition!  Professionals from the music industry will be judging the competition and determine which choir group will walk away with RM800 cash prize, a trophy for the school and participation certificates.


Previous 1st prize winners of the Smart Kids Talent Quest Competition together with the organizing committee and Smart Kids’ signature mascot

If your kid is great at colouring and the whole family loves visiting theme parks, you may just win one of the prizes of Smart Kids Coloring Contest presented by Sky Enigma Bhd, which is giving away a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland, Bangkok Dream World and Singapore Universal Studio with return flights, accommodations and more to the top three winners!
For parents, check out the Smart Kids Education Enrolment Pool, which specifically caters to parents who want to do in-depth research on kindergartens, childcare centres and even pre-schools that they intend to enrol their children in. This is the perfect opportunity to decide what serves their children’s best interest in terms of educational needs. 
Parents can also look forward to the Smart Nutrition Zone as it will have food, beverages and supplements for children. This section features health industry players like nutritional food providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, healthcare product specialists, medical centres, wellness experts and specialists in kids’ nutrition.


Parents and children were greeted by the Smart Kids’ signature mascot upon entering the Smart Kids Educational Kids’ fair

How can such a fun and entertaining fair be complete without the mascots? This year’s mascot parade will see about 20 of them mingling and interacting with the crowd. Don’t forget to bring along your cameras as there will also be photo opportunities with renowned mascot characters such as Ronald McDonald and Elmo of Sesame Street.
Finally, for all visitors to Smart Kids exhibition 2014, you will stand a chance to win lucky draw prizes worth more than RM10,000! The main sponsor of draw prizes is Prudential Malaysia.

To facilitate the crowd for the public’s convenience, the first leg of Smart Kids Asia 2014, Kuala Lumpur Edition will be held at

·      Venue: Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur

    Date: Friday, 25 April 2014 to Sunday, 27 April 2014

·      Opening Hours: 10.00am to 8.00pm on 25th and 26th April; and 10.00am to 7.00pm on 27th April
The second leg will be held at Straits Quay Convention Centre (SQCC), Penang from 15thto 17th August 2014.

Other admission information includes –
  • Admission is free of charge.
  • The first 50 visitors on 25th and 26th April (Kuala Lumpur Edition) will receive a pair of complimentary ‘The Amazing Spiderman 2’ movie tickets.
  • First 500 visitors each day will receive a complimentary goodie bag as well.
  • Parents and children who pre-register online at before 23 April 2014 (Kuala Lumpur Edition), and 12 August 2014 (Penang Edition) can redeem a Smart Kids Asia 2014 (Malaysia) Limited Edition Bag for kids aged 16 and below, while stocks last on a first come, first served basis!

For further information and enquiries, log on to, or check out the fair’s Facebook page at, or call 03-8023 2600.

Neutrogena Deep Hydrating Mask Product Review

My current Neutrogena Collection
I’ve been enjoying my Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleansing Lotion for more than 3 months now and have started testing out more products from this US brand. This time, I’m sharing my experience on Neutrogena Deep Hydrating Mask.
Honestly, I’m not a big fan of masks. I’ve tried a lot of different brands before and I’ve been mostly disappointed than satisfied. Some masks are just not proportionate to my face. Either they’re too big or there’s just too much mask fluid. When the mask is too big, it’s hard to place nicely on the face and there will be too many creases. When it’s soaking wet, the fluid drips down my neck unless I squeeze it a bit but this feels like wasting something that’s supposed to be applied on my face instead of going down the drain.

Neutrogena Deep Hydrating Mask
I haven’t used masks for more than a year now but decided to try Neutrogena’s Deep Hydrating Mask. Some of my fellow beauty bloggers were raving about it so I decided to give it a shot.

The mask is neatly folded inside the pack. Unlike some masks, the Neutrogena Deep Hydrating Mask is not soaking or dripping wet. It was easy to place over my face. There were still small creases but these are acceptable ones. Not the oversized folds that I dealt with before.
And so for 15 minutes, I lay down on the bed, relaxing, watching a show with my son. Voila! After removing the mask and massaging the remaining mask fluid into my skin, there was noticeable good change on how my skin feels — well hydrated, soft, smooth and fresh. Although most of these won’t be visible on the picture below, there’s noticeable reduction on the red areas around my face. My skin also had a healthy glow after my 15-minute Neutrogena mask treatment.
Neutrogena Deep Hydrating Mask first trial
What the packaging says:
Neutrogena Deep Hydrating Mask is an intensive facial treatment mask that replenishes and restores moisture for deeply hydrated and bouncy skin. Shaped to fit the face, each mask instantly boosts skin’s moisture level 12 times with a penetrating Vitamin C formula, leaving skin soft and dewy with a healthy glow.
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What the product promises:

Provides instant and long-lasting hydration

Deeply hydrates skin cells to leave skin bouncy

Improves skin texture to leave it soft and smooth with a healthy glow


What the product promises:
  • Provides instant and long-lasting hydration
  • Deeply hydrates skin cells to leave skin bouncy
  • Improves skin texture to leave it soft and smooth with a healthy glow

This mask is non-comedogenic, alcohol-free and fragrance-free.
How to use:
Use after cleansing. Open pack, take out the mask and unfold. Press lightly with fingertips to set in place over face. Relax for 15 minutes and remove mask. Massage any remaining fluid into skin. Discard mask after use.
Where to buy:
Watsons and major pharmacies at RM49.90 for 5 mask sheets
I’m very happy with the Neutrogena Deep Hydrating Mask — it fits nicely on my face, it contains the right amount of fluid and it does make my skin feel refreshed, healthy and hydrated through the day!
I’ll be giving a sample of this mask to some lucky winners who participate on my Neutrogena Hydro Boost Giveaway Post! Click HERE to see the article.
Get connected to Neutrogena Malaysia via Facebook:

M.A.C. Mineralize Rich Lipstick

The mummy blogger continues to explore MAC lipsticks…

My first MAC lipstick, Rihanna Viva Glam, proved to be a successful trial and this lipstick has now become one of the must-have items in my everyday makeup kit. And it has triggered a strong desire for me to keep exploring lip colors!


MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick – Bold Spring

I was looking for a color that has strong pink tone and MAC’s beauty advisor recommended this one to me. I haven’t seen this one before and the MAC girl told me it’s a new collection — Mineralize Rich Lipstick.


MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick – Bold Spring (RM88)

The color I picked (or recommended to me) was Bold Spring. This shade, as the color name implies, has a bold pink color that oozes with freshness, like a fresh flower in full bloom.

It comes in a tube that’s different from the basic bullet-like MAC lipstick. An interesting character of this tube is it’s magnetic closure instead of the click clasp of traditional lip tubes. I love the contrast of shiny black base against the matte black cap. The box follows the normal MAC lipstick box of plain black with white text. Price is higher than the standard lipstick. This MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick is at RM88 for 0.12 oz (vs RM68 basic MAC lipstick).


Here’s a look at 1-3-5 swipes against my skin. The color is not as buildable as my MAC Rihanna Viva Glam Red but 3 swipes will be good enough to have that bold pink effect on my lips. The texture is great; I love how it glides on the lips plus it has hydrating/ moisturizing benefits, too.

Swatches of MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick

The color is simply glam but sweet. I love how I feel when wearing this — like a sweet lady in fresh bloom.
MAC Mineralize Bold Spring on me
Really loving my MAC lipsticks. Hmmm, wouldn’t it be nice to collect more from MAC lipstick palettes? Look at all those colors! Better save up for more of these!

Ooooohhh, MAC lipsticks!

A 77-Mineral Moist Complex that instantly nourishes lips with maximum moisture in a lightweight, non-sticky formula. Larger bullet applies bright, long lasting colour in a single stroke. Medium shine finish, buildable coverage. Magnetic closure.
Visit to see more collections and to shop online.  


Infused with ECOCERT certified organic argan oil from Morocco, avocado oil and wheat germ oil for intense revitalisation of your skin and hair

Nowadays, there are so many hair care and body care products that promise good results. Being a beauty junkie, I’ve tried a lot of different brands; I have discovered good ones and bad ones along the way. It’s always interesting to explore new and revolutionary products, specially the ones that aim to provide healthier solutions to every woman’s beauty concerns.
I am excited to talk about the launch of a new body and hair care range that aims to restore beauty without harmful chemical ingredients. Introducing the best of Mother Nature, Watsons Malaysia launched its latest innovation Naturals by Watsons Argan oil body and hair care range, infused with Morocco’s miracle beauty elixir argan oil, avocado oil and wheat germ oil to revitalise your skin and hair.


Full range products of Naturals by Watsons – Argan Body & Hair Care

The Naturals by Watsons Argan oil body and hair product range are formulated with ECOCERT certified organic argan oil which is rich in essential fatty acids and provides necessary nutrition and protection to nourish body and hair roots to tip. It also consists of Soil Association certified organic avocado oil and wheat germ oil to help heal dry skin and strengthen hair while restoring hair’s natural shine.
The complete organic product range offers four skin and four hair solutions that include– Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Hand Cream, Body Scrub, Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Mask and Hair Oil. Naturals by Watsons Argan oil body and hair products appeal to women and men who are in their 20s and above, looking for reasonable yet natural products that will enhance their beauty.


Product experience sharing session by celebritiesFrom left: Emcee Magdalene; Celebrity Host Reem Shawa & Megan Tan

Speaking at the launch event, celebrity hosts Reem Shahwa and Megan Tan shared their beauty regimen and how natural products can further boost individual’s appearance.
“Being the leader in health and beauty in Malaysia, Watsons Malaysia is always looking for proven beauty essentials that will provide long-term solution for our customers. Naturals by Watsons Argan oil body and hair care range is a true discovery since it consists of pure natural ingredients such as Argan oil, also known as ‘liquid gold’ in Morocco. Made from the nuts of the Argan tree, which grows almost exclusively in Morocco, the oil is said to have restorative and age-defying effects, high in vitamin E and essential fatty acids that can heal dry skin, damaged hair among other benefits,” said Reem Shahwa.
“As an actress, my hectic schedule takes quite a toll on my hair and skin. With Naturals by Watsons Argan oil body and hair products, I’ve found the secret to keep my skin and hair healthy and invigorated. I’ve always been inclined towards products that are natural and does not have harmful effect, Watsons Argan oil body and hair care range is absolutely fantastic as its organic properties provide nutrients your skin deserves,” explained Megan Tan. 
All Naturals by Watsons Argan oil body and hair solutions are free from paraben, mineral oil, silicone, sodium lauryl sulphate and colorant free which have harmful side effects and can cause health problems.


Hand massage by Watsons Brand Advisor 

 “The Naturals by Watsons Argan oil body and hair products are tested to meet high standards, but never tested on animals giving our consumers more reasons to purchase a truly natural product range,” added Megan Tan.


The official launch of Naturals by Watsons – Argan Oil Body and Hair Care
Group photo- From left: Morocco model; Reem Shahwa; Jessica Ng, Marketing & Development Director Watsons Malaysia; Caryn Loh, Trading General Manager Watsons Malaysia; Megan Tan; Danny Hoh, Marketing Controller Watsons Malaysia

Also at the launch were Kulvinder Birring, Watsons Malaysia Managing Director, Caryn Loh, Watsons Malaysia General Manager of Trading, Jessica Ng, Watsons Malaysia Marketing & Development Director and Danny Hoh, Watsons Malaysia Marketing Controller.
They joined Megan Tan and Reem Shahwa on stage to unveil the latest Naturals by Watsons Argan oil body and hair care range. Moroccan models took to the catwalk and presented the guests with an exquisite runway show while showcasing the entire range of the products.

Watsons Argan Oil Body Care Range:
Body Scrub, Shower Gel, Body Lotion and Hand Cream – Hope to try these!

The Naturals by Watsons Argan oil body and hair products are available at selected Watsons stores now at the following prices:

For the body
RM18.90 for Shower Gel (490ml)
RM18.90 for Body Scrub (200g)
RM22.90 for Body Lotion (490ml)
RM11.90 for Hand Cream (60ml) 

For the hair
RM22.90 for Shampoo (490ml)
RM22.90 for Conditioner (490ml)
RM24.90 for Hair Mask (200ml)
RM22.90 for Hair Oil (100ml)

These are really affordable prices for products with ECOCERT certified argan oil! 


Watsons Argan Oil Hair Care Collection:
Hair Oil, Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mask – Would love to try the Shampoo and Conditioner!

For more information about Naturals by Watsons Argan Oil solutions, visit Watsons official website .
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 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 counseling in health, beauty and personal care on top of its market-leading product range, making customers LOOK GOOD, FEEL GREAT every day.  Since 2009, Watsons has been the No. 1 pharmacy/drugstore brand in Asia*.  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.
Please 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 2012 of over 5,000 Asian respondents

Antabax Debuts Medicated Powder

Formulated with Derma Protect System for better skin protection – to Soothe, Moisturize and Deodorize Skin Against Malaysia’s Hot & Humid Weather

Antabax, a trusted and innovative antibacterial personal care brand is rounding out its range with the introduction of the all-new Antabax Medicated Powder that shares the 24-hour protection that effectively kills 99.9% germs of the rest of the family.
Malaysia’s hot and humid weather can exacerbate skin discomfort.  Staying fresh and dry, with Antabax Medicated Powder relieves much of the discomfort.
Antabax Medicated Powder is medicated with antibacterial agents that help skin fight the growth of harmful germs.  It also has a soft and fine texture that leaves skin feeling silky smooth.
Antabax Medicated Powder at only RM4.50 for 100g + 50g FREE!
It shares the Antabax Derma Protect System, an advanced formula that fights against harmful germs and contains Vita Mineral that absorbs excessive perspiration and reduces prickly heat and rashes.  Enriched with skin vitamins, it keeps your skin soft and healthy.
According to Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd, Household & Personal Care General Manager, Mr. Francis Ng, the Antabax antibacterial personal care range is growing steadily and consumers had been asking for a medicated powder to complete the range.
“Malaysian consumers trust Antabax for its antibacterial products and we received so many requests for medicated powder that we knew we had a ready market. We took extra care in the formulation to make it paraben and boric-acid free to be safer and added our proprietary Vita Mineral for antibacterial protection. This is an ideal product for anyone who has found the heat and humidity in Malaysia too much for their skin. Now, they can stay fresh and healthy with Antabax Medicated Powder!” Mr. Ng said.
Antabax Medicated Powder is dermatologically tested, suitable for all skin types.  A liberal amount applied on skin after showering helps keep skin fresh and protected for up to 24 hours.  It is also ideal for daily use to soothe itchy skin and recommended to prevent foot discomfort caused by athlete’s foot, and foot odor due to excessive perspiration. 
The Antabax Medicated Powder is available nationwide, retailing at a special introductory offer of RM4.50 for 100gm with an additional 50gm, free!
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About Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn Bhd
Lam Soon Edible Oils Sdn. Bhd. (Lam Soon) has been an established manufacturer of edible foods, household and personal care products in Malaysia since the 1950s. In the household and personal care category, their selection of quality products include, May personal care range, Fruitale FairWhite UV personal care range, Antabax antibacterial personal care range, ZIP homecare product range of dishwashing liquid, floor cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, powder and cream cleanser, Labour dishwashing liquid and paste, and bio-home dishwashing liquid.
As a renowned and trusted household brand among consumers, Lam Soon is dedicated to producing quality products for a healthier lifestyle and cleaner homes.

KidZania Kuala Lumpur Appoints 20 Children to Govern The City for Cool Kids!

KidZania CongreZZ elects into office 20 children as part of its legislative body

KidZania Kuala Lumpur, the award-winning indoor educational and entertainment theme park celebrated its inaugural KidZania CongreZZ, with 20 children being sworn into office. CongreZZ is the legislative governmental body of KidZania, overseen by 20 children who are its elected representatives and naturalised citizens. Voted into office, KidZania CongreZZ Kids meet quarterly at the city level to share ideas and voice opinions in order to keep KidZania’s spirit alive, current and socially relevant. The purpose and intent of these meetings are to benefit the KidZanian community by discussing topics such as media, entertainment, education, literature, as well as sharing the main concerns of tourists and citizens of KidZania.
CongreZZ Kids are required to serve KidZania for a period of one year, in which a new election campaign will take place at the end of each term. To ensure that only the most deserving candidates are elected into office, candidates have to go through a selection process that includes, résumé submission, video submission and a face-to-face interview.


KidZania CongreZZ  being sworn in during the oath recital

The inaugural KidZania CongreZZ campaign at KidZania Kuala Lumpur attracted over 200 résumés. These were then shortlisted into video submissions for the final judging round, in a face-to-face interview before a panel of judges who comprised of YBhg. Tuan Haji Mohd Anuar bin Abdul Hamid, Senior Principal Assistant Director, Co-Curriculum and Arts Division, Ministry of Education, Malaysia; Puan Zalina Kamis, Assistant Director, Co-Curriculum and Arts Division, Ministry of Education, Malaysia; Mrs Mara Whittaker, Educationalist and two representatives from Themed Attractions and Resorts.

Elected CongreZZ Kids were judged based on their exemplary aptitude in the areas of education, communication skills, sociability, creativity, respectfulness, articulation as well as overall personality attributes by the panel of judges, whose expertise cover the fields of education, training and marketing.
Newly sworn in KidZania Congrezz members

(L-R) Group Photo with Puan Susanah Abdul Rani, General Manager and Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur; YBhg. Tuan Haji Mohd Anuar bin Abdul Hamid, Senior Principal Assistant Director, Co-Curriculum and Arts Division, Ministry of Education, Malaysia; Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Ali Redhauddin, Chairman of Rakan Riang Sdn Bhd; and Y.M Tunku Dato’ Ahmad Burhanuddin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn Bhd and Governor of KidZania Malaysia flanked by KidZania RightZKeepers, Urbano (left) and Vita (right)

Y.M. Tunku Dato’ Ahmad Burhanuddin, Managing Director And Chief Executive Officer of Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn Bhd and Governor of KidZania Malaysia who witnessed the occasion said, “KidZania CongreZZ provides children with the opportunity to exercise their independence through the participation of engaging forums and activities. These children have experienced KidZania at least twice, so they are familiar with the concept, philosophy and activities, and thus are able to contribute fresh, new and creative ideas that will benefit the greater KidZania community.”


Newly sworn in KidZania CongreZZ Kids for 2014/2015 term posing with KidZania CongreZZ Act

The first of 20 chosen CongreZZ Kids were officially sworn into office at KidZania Kuala Lumpur, where they solemnly pledged to preserve the rights of KidZania, keep its spirit alive and to get ready for a better world.
Benefits of being a KidZania CongreZZ Kid includes participation and decision-making on activity enhancement at KidZania Kuala Lumpur, an exclusive CongreZZ Kids Office Package that consists of a back pack, t-shirt, badge and stationary, a plaque in recognition of service to KidZania CongreZZ and complimentary monthly admission into KidZania Kuala Lumpur for the CongreZZ Kid and four friends.
“KidZania Kuala Lumpur is proud of this milestone as we are truly living up to our spirit of educating, inspiring and empowering children as they discover life in this city that is built just for them,” added Y.M. Tunku Dato’ Ahmad Burhanuddin.
The name “CongreZZ” spelled with ‘Z’ was chosen because at its very core, the word signifies the action of coming together. In choosing to replace the letter “s” with the letter “Z,” the kids were alerting KidZania’s constituency that this would not be their parent’s or an adult’s version of a congress, but rather, it would embrace the kids’ own point of view and express the creativity, passion and resolve that embodies everything their vision stands for.
KidZania just keeps getting cooler and more fun! I’ve brought my son to KidZania a few months ago and he had a blast! To see what my son did that day at KidZania, click HERE.

Shopped for ALDO Shoes in Vietnam!

Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.

Marilyn Monroe

Another addiction of mine aside from beauty products is shoes. I actually realized that I haven’t shared my shoe-shopping experiences enough. Oh, well, it’s never too late.
I was in Vietnam last month and, of course, holiday shopping wouldn’t be complete without shopping for footwear. I shopped for some fancy slippers sold in the night market at very low prices. As I mentioned on my travel post, bargaining is a skill that you must always use at the market.
But my addiction for fancy shoes brought me to the brightly-lit commercial complex of Vincom Center in District 1, Ho Chi Minh. My sister-in-law happily informed me that ALDO was having a very good SALE so my ever-ready-to-shop husband brought me to do my favorite activity during holidays — shoe-shopping!
I think that the last time I bought a pair of ALDO shoes was when I was still in the Philippines, which was several years ago. I haven’t shopped for another pair since I moved to KL. It was a lovely experience to re-acquaint myself again with this shoe brand!
What perfect timing for me to shop for Aldo shoes in Vietnam. Aldo was indeed having a SALE and I got these 2 pairs of shoes at more than 60% OFF!

My 2 new pairs of Aldo shoes from Vietnam!

The first one I picked was this beige pair of wedges. I would have gone for the black one but my size wasn’t available. But after wearing it several times at work, I realized that this color is quite nice to use for a lot of corporate attires. I can use it with black outfits, which I love. I can use it with white and beige so the color turned out to be as good as black.


Beige ALDO shoes – wedge, sling-back with gold trim on the base

Love the comfortable wedge heel and the sling back.
Normal price: VND2,200,000 (RM343)
Sale price: VND799,000 (RM125)
Second I picked was this pair of sexy, silver high heels, again, with sling back. My feet don’t like closed shoes and closed heels. This silver pair is great for wedding evenings and other night events. I love sparkles and glimmer so I didn’t have second thoughts in grabbing this pair. I haven’t worn it yet but I soon will.


Shiny, silver Aldo shoes – high heels, sling-back

Normal price: VND2,200,000 (RM343)
Sale price: VND799,000 (RM125)

I love these shoes!


My silver and beige Aldo shoes

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