The Body Shop Honey and Beeswax Hand and Foot Butter

Lovin’ this butter on my skin;  it’s a great body moisturizer especially at night  


Here are 2 of my The Body Shop favorites at the moment: Spa Wisdom Hand & Foot butter and my Chocomania Lip Butter. But today I’m just talking about the hand and foot butter.

Nowadays, I really pay attention to moisturizing not just my face and neck but also my body. Aging takes its toll on other parts of the body, too, so I must make sure that I try to get most of it taken care of well.

I do suffer from flaky arms and legs once in a while, mostly because I’m lazy or rushing during the day to apply lotion after bathing. I only have enough time to do this at night, before going to sleep. I’ve been using body butters before going to sleep because it works well in moisturizing the skin overnight, especially since we sleep in an air-conditioned room. 

Thanks to The Butterfly Project, Tammy, Illy and the rest of the sisters, I received this Honey and Beeswax Hand & Foot Butter during one of our activities as an Instagram contest prize, together with other stuff. Yay!  

The Body Shop
SPA Wisdom Africa
Price: RM75 for 125ml
Made in Thailand
Life after opening: 12 months 


This butter comes in a transparent jar with airtight cover, making sure it is protected and will last longer. The jar reminds me of food container and I know that I can recycle the jar after I finish the product. Nice reusable packaging.

I love the butter texture that spreads easily on the skin. Since it is a body ‘butter’, it definitely leaves a film of butter moisture so I won’t recommend this if you’re going out on a sunny day, unless you have ultra dry skin. But this is perfect for night use and you’ll wake up to smoother, softer skin all over your body. 


Feels and smells great on the skin!

Give it one sniff and you’ll fall in love with the serene, sweet scent. It’s actually delicious, like something I can eat (well, I restrained myself from attempting to). I apply it at night on my arms, elbows, legs, knees, feet and on my son’s feet. It’s so easy to fall in love with this butter!  

What The Body Shop says:
Pamper your hard-working hands and feet with rich hydration from an intensive moisturizing treatment with skin softening ximenia oil from Africa that will leave skin feeling soft, supple and subtly scented with our traditional Spa Wisdom™ Africa fragrance. Particularly effective on hardworking hands and feet or any very dry areas such as elbows and knees. Best for all skin types, particularly those with very dry skin.

This rich, buttery cream is inspired by African tribal spa rituals. It cares for hardworking hands and feet, and dry elbows and knees.
  • Moisturises
  • Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth
  • Ideal for hands, feet, elbows and knees 

The HEART Inside
Our Community Fair Trade beeswax is sourced from Guide D’Espoir in Cameroon. We work with Guide D’Espoir (meaning “Guiding Hope) because they produce some of the highest quality beeswax in Cameroon, have a strong commitment to ethical and fair trade principles and are also investing in the development of the beekeepers and their associated communities. Our trade helps provide regular employment and fair wages to approximately 1,000 beekeepers, and so benefits their household members and dependents too: about 10,000 people in total! To find out more, visit our Community Fair Trade section. We source our Community Fair Trade honey from Bezamar in Ethiopia. The honey is made in the Bale Eco-Region, where hives are handcrafted from locally grown bamboo. The raw comb is harvested and the honey is separated, filtered and tested for quality. These traditional methods promote strong, healthy bees and deter logging. To find out more, visit our Community Fair Trade section.  

Where to buy:
All The Body Shop outlets nationwide

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Watsons is in RAYA NI MESTI KAHWIN Drama this Raya Season

Leading retail brand launches its Raya Mega Sale to make this year’s Raya a memorable one


Watsons Raya Mega Sale

Watsons Malaysia once again embarks on a special Hari Raya campaign in conjunction with the Malaysia Mega Sale. The leading health and beauty retail brand has collaborated with Media Prima, TV3 on their exclusive Raya Ni Mesti Kahwin drama series as part of the campaign.
Thecampaign encourages Malaysians to watch the drama Raya Ni Mesti Kahwin at TV3, shop at Watsons’ outlets and get a chance to meet the lead casts – Nina Iskandar, Amar Asyraf and Azlee Khairi as well as win exciting prizes. In addition, Watsons has initiated Raya Mega Sale from 24th June – 6th August with discount up to 50% to help customer look good, feel greatthis Raya.


The main casts of ‘Raya Ni Mesti Kahwin’ drama – Azlee Khairi, Nina Iskandar & Amar Asyraf together with Jessica Ng in a chit chat session with Danny Hoh, Marketing Controller of Watsons Malaysia

Speaking during the Chit Chat session at the launch event, Marketing and Development Director of Watsons Malaysia, Jessica Ng said, “In every year that we have initiated Watsons Raya campaigns, we have received overwhelming response. Last year when we launched Azam Raya Bersama Watsons with Faizal Tahir, we composed a special Raya song which hit more than 130,000 views in less than a month. Knowing our customers truly appreciate the value-added services we provide, this year we are emphasising on an experience to offer and connect Malaysians in this joyful Hari Raya celebration with Watsons. We believe this campaign will make Hari Raya for many Malaysians a very memorable one.”

Here’s GOOD NEWS for Watsons Shoppers!

First 1,000 customers who RSVP, with spend of RM80 or more between 24th June – 6th August, will get a chance to meet and shop with casts of Raya Ni Mesti Kahwin at 3 selected stores!

During the meet and greet, 3 lucky winners each store will win RM200 shopping voucher to shop with the casts.

There will also be a digital contest aptly titled #watsonssiapanakkahwinon Facebook and Instagram, where One (1) grand prize winner will win a 3D2N stay at Holiday Villa Cherating and beauty packages for 2 by posting their couple photo to Watsons Malaysia Facebook or Instagram with the #watsonssiapanakkahwin.
At the launch event, lead actors of Raya Ni Mesti Kahwin Nina Iskandar, Amar Asyraf and Azlee Khairi were present to share their involvement in this exciting campaign with Watsons.
Raya Ni Mesti Kahwin, has a fascinating story line that will surely interest our fans. I’m playing the lead role as Nana who is in dilemma when both of her housemates are engaged and set to be married three weeks after Raya. So Nana makes a promise to herself to find the man of her life and get married this Raya. The suspense of the story is as we reveal who Nana falls in love with in her journey of finding true love,” expressed Nina. The first episode of the drama series will be aired on TV3, this Sunday, 29 June at 9.30pm.

Signing Ceremony by main casts of ‘Raya Ni Mesti Kahwin’ TV dramaL-R: Jessica Ng, Marketing and Development Director of Watsons Malaysia; Caryn Loh, General Manager – Trading of Watsons Malaysia, Nina Iskandar, Azlee Khairi, Amar Asyraf, Kulvinder Birring, Managing Director of Watsons Malaysia and Indonesia and Danny Hoh, Marketing Controller of Watsons Malaysia

To raise awareness about the campaign, Watsons has designed Four (4) one-minute capsules in between the drama which will run throughout the drama period on TV3. The capsules incorporate beauty, skincare, health & personal care for both men and women and will include important elements to Look Good, Feel Great during Hari Raya.
“We wanted to develop a meaningful partnership and dedicate a campaign for our customers and with Raya Ni Mesti Kahwin,we have seen the opportunity through which we all can relate to our customers especially during festive gathering be it with friends or family whereby the question ‘Bila akan kahwin?’ is unavoidable. We believe viewers will be eager to know how to conquer this phrase and find out what happened at the end” added Jessica.
Watsons Malaysia’s Managing Director, Kulvinder Birring, GM – Trading, Caryn Loh and Marketing Controller, Danny Hoh joined Jessica and the casts Nina Iskandar, Amar Asyraf and Azlee Khairi on stage for the campaign poster signing ceremony.


Part of participating brands of Watsons Raya Mega Sale together with Kulvinder Birring and Caryn Loh

On top of that, customers who purchase RM30 and above at Watsons will receive exclusive Raya packets for free. The participating brands for the campaign include Blackmores, Brand’s Innershine, Colgate, Dove, Enchanteur, Garnier Men, Garnier, Gatsby, Gilette, Johnson’s Baby, Himalaya, In2it, KATE Tokyo, Lipice, Maybelline, Nano White, Neutrogena, Nivea, Nur Kasih, Olay, Orang Kampung, Salonpas, Safi, Scott’s, Sendayu Tinggi, Silky Girl, Simplysiti, Syahirah, Vaseline and ZA.
For more information about Watsons Mega Raya Sale, visit Watsons Facebook / Watsons official website Don’t forget to ‘Like’ their facebook page!
A.S. Watson Group is the largest international health & beauty retailer in Asia and Europe, with over 10,700 retail stores in 25 markets. The Group has a diverse portfolio of market leading retail brands offering everything from health & beauty, food, electronics, wine to perfumes. With over 100,000 employees, the Group is also a member of the world renowned multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited, which has six core businesses – ports and related services, property and hotels, retail, infrastructure, energy and telecommunications in 52 countries.
Watsons Malaysia currently operates at 305 Watsons stores in the country serving more than 3 million customers per month.
Watsons continually sets the standards in the health, wellness and beauty market, providing personalized 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*.
Watsons is the flagship health and beauty brand of A.S. Watson Group.
*Campaign Asia-Pacific’s “Asia’s Top 1,000 Brands” Survey 2012 of over 5,000 Asian respondents

A Fabulous Summer with NARS Makeup

I just can’t get enough of NARS, do I? The makeup collections are just too chic for a beautyholic like me to resist!


Summer is here! This is one of those seasons when I miss my home country. In Philippines, summer is a big celebration when everyone will be getting ready to have fun in the sun. It’s also summer vacation period from April to mid-June for students so the youngsters will be heading to the beaches! Most of all, fashion will shift to colorful trends that range from casual wear to swimwear.

Makeup colors will be showing new and fresh colors, too. Although summer may be a bit of unnoticeable season here in Malaysia due to the year-round tropical weather, fashion still follows global trends. We, beautyholics, are of course delighted to discover and try the new season’s makeup collections from our beloved cosmetic brands.

So what’s in store at NARS Cosmetics this summer? I excitedly tried 3 items from their summer collection: Duo Eyeshadow, Eye Paint and the Illuminator.


My NARS Summer Picks!

My NARS Summer Pick Number 1:
Baalbek Eye Paint RM95
Definitely my new favorite eye definer and best friend! This small pot does magic! I’m someone who can’t live without eyeliner. I use pencil eyeliner, I have liquid eyeliner and I’ve tried a gel paint liner. But this NARS Baalbek Eye Paint tops the list. It can immediately give the eyes a smokey effect with just a few brush strokes or with the fingertips.
I use it on my eyelids with a cream eye shadow brush. The great thing is that it’s weightless and doesn’t have a thick, sticky feel at all.
And it doubles as eyeliner, too! That’s why I love it! I just use my eyeliner brush and I can already achieve a defined eye shape.

The color has a lovely, dark metallic shimmer that looks really great on the eyes.

Line, highlight, shade and define with modern artistic versatility. Introducing new NARS Eye Paint—a brilliant pot of high-impact pigment in an innovative silky, weightless gel formula. Rich, hyper-saturated shades that glide smoothly and dry down quickly in long-lasting finishes from icy metallics to modern mattes. Elevated artistry that boldly strays from the straight and narrow. (NARS)
  • Multi-use application
  • 18-hour wear
  • Highly-saturated
  • Weightless gel texture dries smoothly and quickly
  • Replace cap securely after use
  • Remove using a dual phase eye makeup remover such as NARS Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

My NARS Summer Pick Number 2:
Duo Eyeshadow Lost Coast 
(Golden Pewter/ Lilac Snow) RM120
This color pair caught my eye as it reminded me of summer flowers in my favorite color. The lilac and pewter combination comes out very fresh, trendy and easy to pair with my other loved eye shadow colors like deep purple, blue and green.
I love the texture of this eye shadow; it glides well on the eyelid without leaving drops of powder marks under my eyes. Like the other NARS items with compact cases, the Duo Eyeshadow also comes in an ultra matte case that is very comfortable and elegant to the touch.
Modern, unique, sometimes unexpected color combinations of eyeshadow shades. Worn alone or together, the Duo Eyeshadow features micro-fine powders that are highly pigmented, longwearing and crease resistant. Color glides on smoothly, evenly and blends effortlessly. The effects can be subtle or smoldering — the options are endless. (NARS)
  • Can be applied dry or with a dampened brush for stronger intensity
  • Multi-function use for shading, lining and highlighting the eyes
  • Classic, neutral, and fashion-forward shade pairings

My NARS Summer Pick Number 3:
Hot Sand Illuminator 
(Peach champagne) RM110
This one is definitely a must-have for models (or models-to-be) out there. Want to have that magical, enchanting shimmer that models have on their face, and sometimes on their arms or legs? Use this NARS Illuminator. I love the instant glow that it gives on the skin. Smells nice, too! I wonder if “peach champagne” smells like this…


The NARS Illuminator will give you instant shimmer!

It is super flexible because you can use it by itself all over the face, or you can blend it with your favorite foundation, or you can apply it as highlighter on certain areas of the face. I love using it as a highlighter on my cheekbones, and between the eyes and bridge of the nose (that’s the celebrity effect, by the way). It can even be reapplied during the day if you want to refresh your shimmer, or maybe at night before going for a party and see how the light reflects on your radiant skin!


At first I thought the color was too bright for my skin but amazingly, this illuminator blends well with my skin tone. Because it’s ultra sheer once blended, I think it will be fine with other skin tones. Best is to allow a NARS artist to test it on your skin then see the magic of shimmer radiance.

Light the skin from within. A collection of light-reflecting liquids that glide on to refresh and enhance the complexion with shimmering incandescence. Deceptively sheer, decidedly luminous. (NARS)
  • Can be applied all over the face or used as a highlighter
  • Can be worn under, over or mixed with foundation

So here’s my before and after look with my new picks from NARS. I also used other items like black mascara, hot pink lip gloss, foundation, blusher and instant pore minimizer (mix of brands).

See the effect of the Illuminator on the cheek bones and between the eye and bridge of nose?

And I tried it again with my deep purple blouse:

I think I should go shopping for more summer outfits and test my NARS makeup…

I’m addicted to NARS, strap me! For smokey eye lovers like me, if there’s 1 thing you want to try first from Nars, I highly recommend the Baalbek Eye Paint. It’s a multi-functional item that you would want to bring with you everywhere. Have a happy and fabulous summer, ladies!
To find out how the pros do it, check out this video to get that summer look:

Where to find 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:
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

4 Expert Tips to Prevent Facebook Account Theft

Have you or some of your friends experienced account theft or “hacking” from social media accounts? Kaspersky shares some expert advice to protect yourself from cybercrime


I guess a lot of us have encountered shout outs from our friends or relatives saying their account have been hacked and that they only have 1 account. I do recall wondering why some of my existing Facebook friends would suddenly send me another friend request when we already are connected. I still receive this once in a while and due to the increasing cybercrime nowadays, to double check that I’m really connecting with the right person, I send a message to the original friend account asking if it’s him or her asking for the 2nd connection. Well, it wouldn’t hurt to ask.
Statistics released in May of last year show that the amount of Facebook users in Malaysia amount to 13.3 million, equivalent to 45.5 per cent of the Malaysian population at that time, which ranked Malaysia as 8th in Asia and 21st in the world. Facebook users now transcend age and it is important that we are all made aware of the dangers of not being alert when using Facebook.
Facebook remains the preferred target for cybercriminals who specialize in stealing social network accounts: according to Kaspersky Lab’s statistics, in Q1 2014 fake sites imitating Facebook accounted for 10.85% of all instances when the heuristic anti-phishing component was triggered. Only fake Yahoo pages sparked more phishing alerts, leaving Facebook the prime target among social networking sites.
Today’s Facebook fakery is a global business, with cybercriminals attacking the site in a variety of languages: English, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Turkish, Arabic and others. 

Unauthorized access to accounts in Facebook or any other social network can be used to spread phishing links or malware. Cybercriminals also use stolen accounts to send spam to the victims’ contact lists and publish spam on their friends’ walls where it can be seen by other users, or to spread messages asking their friends to send urgent financial assistance. Hijacked accounts can also be used to collect information on individuals for use in future targeted attacks.
Smartphone or tablet owners who visit social networks from their mobile devices are also at risk of having their personal data stolen. To make matters worse, some mobile browsers hide the address bar while opening the page, which makes it much more difficult for users to spot fake resources.
“Cybercriminals have developed a number of ways to entice their victims to pages with phishing content. They send links to phishing web pages via email or within social networks or in banners placed on third-party resources. Fraudsters often lure their victims by promising them ‘interesting content’. When users follow the link provided, they land on a fake login page that contains a standard message asking them to log in before viewing the page. If users don’t become suspicious and enter their credentials, their data will immediately be dispatched to cybercriminals,” said Nadezhda Demidova, Web Content Analyst, Kaspersky Lab.

4 Expert advice to prevent account theft 
  1. If you receive an email notification from Facebook or a message that your account may be blocked, never enter your credentials in a form attached to that message. Facebook never asks users to enter their password in an email or to send a password via email.
  2. Place the cursor on the link and check if it leads to the official Facebook page. Moreover, you should manually type the Facebook URL into the address bar – cybercriminals are capable of concealing the addresses to which they are leading you.
  3. When you have manually entered the URL in the address bar, check it again after the page has loaded to make sure it has not been spoofed.
  4. Remember that Facebook uses the HTTPS protocol to transmit data (check your URL bar, it should say https://to know that you’re in a secured site). The absence of a secure connection probably means that you are visiting a fraudulent site even if the URL address seems to be correct.


More information can be found at
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 16-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at
* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2012. The rating was published in the IDC report “Worldwide Endpoint Security 2013–2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares (IDC #242618, August 2013). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2012.

Eskayvie i-Qids for Health & Brain Development Product Review

With a synergistic formula to support healthy growth, body, brain and immune function, Eskayvie i-Qids supplement will enrich our kids’ and our lives from within

Many scientists and researchers believe that the first five years create the foundation for our children to accomplish key developmental advances in their mind and body. “Early child development sets the foundation for lifelong learning, behavior, and health. The experiences children have in early childhood shape the brain and the child’s capacity to learn, to get along with others, and to respond to daily stresses and challenges.” (

I personally agree that I need to build or influence my son’s character, habits, emotional and physical development in the best way I can at this stage. He will soon be 5 years old and I’m worried that he’s not getting sufficient nutrition, as he should. At the age of 4, he still doesn’t eat full proper meals and this worries me.

During a health and beauty talk conducted by CEO Dr Syid Ayob Syid Mustafa Al-Qudri, who has over 15 years of experience in alternative medicine research and formulates the products of Eskayvie, I discovered how I can assist my son’s health and brain development with a simple addition to his daily beverage aside from milk and water.
Eskayvie has recently launched i-Qids, a brain booster supplement that keeps the brain healthy and enhances the memory with its truly revolutionary formula, delivering DHA (docosahexanoic acid), ALA (alpha linoleic acid) and PC (phospholipid complex) in one synergistic drink. But don’t be mistaken; this product is good for both kids and adults! 
So I excitedly unpacked the box of i-Qids to start with my son’s healthy development regimen. The box contains 20 individual sachets and a booklet containing information in 3 languages: English, Chinese and Malay. I find this very helpful and considerate of the brand. I’ve seen and used other nutritional products that do not provide information in English. It’s such a pain trying to understand instructions. Luckily, Eskayvie’s i-Qids booklet comes in English, too.


How to use i-Qids for children below 12 years of age:
Mix 1 sachet with 150ml of cold or room temperature water and it’s ready to drink. Take before breakfast. For kids 1-12 years old, take 1 sachet a day. For children and adults above 12, take 2 sachets daily. (Note: It is not recommended to be mixed with warm water as this will destroy nutrients.)
My style:
Mix the contents of the sachet in 100ml room temperature water in a shaker. Shake a few times until liquid is fully mixed with powder. I add 50ml of cold water to make it yummier for my son to drink.

My son is a bit fussy with what cup he uses. So I have to transfer the drink into his cup with straw.

And here he is, enjoying his Eskayvie i-Qids chocolate drink.
Eskayvie’s i-Qids comes in convenient sachets, which make it travel-friendly and easy to use. It has a delicious chocolate flavor that both kids and adults will love. 

What are the benefits of taking i-Qids:
  • Helps develop a stronger body defense
  • Provides a potent array of immune factors
  • Helps promote growth and development
  • Helps support nervous system development
  • Supports memory and alertness
  • Helps promote brainpower and intelligence
  • Supports school performance and study
  • Helps to control hyperactivity
  • Helps to build stronger bone and teeth
  • Helps promote bowel health
  • Helps maintain a healthy, functional gastrointestinal tract and gut integrity
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Helps promote muscle relaxation
  • Helps promote healthy joint and improve mobility

Results will definitely vary with each individual, as with other food products or supplements. We must ensure that our children also get proper nutrition from other food sources every day. My son has been taking i-Qids now for 2 weeks and he’s been free from colds, cough or flu when he normally catches one of these once in a while. I’m sure that together with healthy food and, of course, proper guidance, my son will have better chances in having high IQ with Eskayvie’s i-Qids! For now, I’m thankful that he’s enjoying the taste of this chocolate drink and seems to be better at warding off flu.
Price: RM59 (WM) for 20 sachets
Where to buy: Guardian and via 
For further inquiries, contact Eskayvie at +603 5511 1050 or visit their website at
Stay updated with Eskayvie via their Facebook page: 

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I-Qids is a brain booster supplement that keeps your brain stays healthy and enhance your memory with its truly revolutionary formula, delivering DHA, ALA and PC in one synergistic drink!
It is a cutting edge formula, combining well researched brain nutrients of Memofortex™ (Phospholipid concentrate) and Omegalinol™ (DHA and Alpha Linoleic Acid) along with the health supporting benefits of Co-isolate, Vitaral™, Colostrum and Algalithe®. It is a must for all ages to ensure having a strong brainpower & memory to stay ahead on your daily chores of work & studies.
i-Qids also serves as a very special pack that helps a child’s growth not just physically but mentally too. With all other nutrients in i-Qids, it provides all level of healthy development for children where their social, emotional and educational needs are met. It sets a strong early foundation for growth and learning so that your child has the best possible start in life.
Complete innovative formulation all in one
I-Qids comprises of branded ingredients that provide all the nutrients children need on a daily basis. The combination of Omega-3, Phosphatidylserine and Phosphatidylcholinecan help spark your brain’s excellence as certified by hundreds of international clinic studies. Certainly a wise and worthwhile investment for the future of your beloved child!
Omegalinol™in I-Qids is widely recognized for their positive role in the health of the brain, heart, skin, joints, eyes and has many other benefits. Algalitheprovides the body with a rich supply of minerals and recommended for healthy growth of the bone and teeth. Colostrumcontains with immunoglobulin G (IgG) and lactoferrin to provide maximum protection against common diseases such as colds, flu, cough and diarrhoea.
Memofortex™ helps brain cells communicate and influences how well receptors function. These will help to support healthy memory, mood, mental clarity, concentration, alertness and focus. Vitaral™ consists of a full-spectrum of multivitamin and minerals, which are essential to ensure the foundation of health. Co-isolated compounds help promote a healthy growth and have variety of other functions such as to accelerate tissue healing, new bone formation and have been demonstrated as anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, antiviral and antifungal.
I-Qids, the best start for you and your child!
Eskayvie Sdn Bhd is a dynamic company that operates in Malaysia, not only developing its business in the local market but it also serves as a strategic hub to expand the business to countries in Asia and the Middle East. Eskavie is recognized as competetive brand in health and beauty industries based on bio-technology, innovation and commitment to upgrade the quality of health of its customers.
Eskavie proudly introduces its latest product, i-Qids, functioning as a brain booster supplement, has been getting lots of fame recently. I-Qids uses an advance fomulation, combining well researched brain nutrients of Memofortex™ (Fospolipid concentrate) and Omegalinol™ (DHA and Alpha Linoleic Acid) along with the health supporting benfits of Co-isolate, Vitaral™, Colostrum and Algalithe®. I-Qids increases the body’s immune system, memory and concentration, as well as increase the development and growth of the body.

Shoe Shopping at Charles & Keith Sale

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

A girl can never have too many shoes. Only a handful of men would understand this. Luckily, my hubby never complained, but he does ask how many pairs of feet do I have. Haha!
So when I saw the ‘SALE’ sign at Charles & Keith in Mid Valley last week, I had to check it out. The collections with discount were very tempting but I’m quite picky with shoes. My feet tend to easily tire and be painful with certain styles. With years of shoe-shopping experience, I already know what styles my feet are comfortable with.


Charles & Keith shoes at RM79.90 (NP: RM165.90)

The first pair I picked was this lovely sand-gray open-toe shoes with ankle strap. What caught my eyes were the hot pink heels. Those heels give this pair a posh flair versus if it were the same color as the rest. Well, I wouldn’t have bought it if it didn’t have those pink heels.



I don’t normally go for ankle straps because it is too time-consuming to put on and take off. I change into at least 2 pairs of shoes everyday: 1 flat pair for walking from the car to the office, and 1 high-heel pair inside the office. It’s just more comfortable to wear flats while walking at the parking lot, it’s ready for running if there’s danger, and it makes my official working shoes last longer. So if I were to use ankle strap shoes, it has to be an easy-to-wear type, like this pair of Charles & Keith shoes. Although it has the illusion of belt-type strap, it’s actually just a slot-in.


Charles & Keith shoes at RM79.90 (NP: RM159.90)

I also got this black pair of closed toe with sling-back strap. I have weird, choosy feet. I cannot really wear completely closed leather shoes, unless it’s flat and soft. My toes tend to get painful and sore. It has to be either open-toe or closed-toe but with exposed heel.

This fine black pair has very nice buckle strap that adds finesse to the solid color of the shoe. The brown grain details of the heels add texture and style. My recent purchases were mostly wedge heels so I wanted to try using slimmer heels again. And this one is really sexy.
Charles & Keith is definitely the brand of shoes that I have most of. When I went to JPO (Johor Premium Outlets) a few months ago, I also grabbed this cute pair of flats. Yes, we all love high, tall shoes but we also need a good pair of flats to calm our tired feet and legs down after hours with high heels.

If I remember it right, I got this pair for RM55 at JPO


This pair has a very nice buckle detail on the toe box featuring the Charles & Keith brand name.

I do buy other brands, too, but these Charles & Keith pairs are just worth the article: lovely details, worthy prices and long-lasting quality. Happy shoe shopping, ladies!

For more info about Charles & Keith shoes, handbags, accessories and more, visit
To discover the latest styles and what’s coming soon, visit

Fashion Shopping at Duriana Sale Event

Isn’t it a great idea to have a marketplace where you can sell pre-loved items?

Duriana successfully held its first fashion-focused Market in the Skies yesterday at the rooftop of La Scala Restaurant. Thanks to Duriana for inviting me (including my naughty son) to check out this sale event.


There were a lot of things to check out. Each vendor had a booth or tent where they displayed different types of merchandise ranging from dresses, shorts, skirts, pants, blouses, shoes and accessories to beauty products and cookies! Exciting collection and fashion items, indeed! And the best part of it, prices even start as low as RM6 for an item. Can you believe that?


I didn’t have much time to go around as my son kept nagging me to go to KLCC (well, he saw the twin towers on our way to La Scala and I also promised him that I’ll take him there). We had some juices from the bar then walked around Duriana’s sale event.


I want to thank the gorgeous lady of HMEHGERDwho sweetly gave this pumpkin deco item to my son. She noticed that my son was nagging me for it even when I told him that it’s not for sale. Thank you, gorgeous lady. Sorry, I missed your name.

Thanks to HMEHGERD for this pumpkin item

HMEHGERD was selling a lot of beautiful items, and I liked this ultra shiny pouch (is it a pouch, mini purse, phone wallet? Whatever, haha). It was available in 3 colors and I asked my son to pick; he chose the red one. Did I say that it was only RM19?

Red shiny POSH mini purse at only RM19

More booths were selling very nice accessories at low, low price of RM10. Look at all these!


Accessories at RM10

Mad Treats was selling cookies while allowing you to try them first. My son was a bit shy but I knew he was eyeing the cookies so I bought a pack of “Chris Breezy” for only RM6.

Yummy cookies at only RM6 with FREE tasting

Check out this adorable box by The Kooky Project. I thought it was for pizza because it was displayed together with Mad Treats cookies but upon asking, I discovered that this was actually for clothes. Creative huh? With this box, your dresses won’t be overly crumpled vs a bag!

The Kooky Project box for clothes

FH Club display of accessories and cosmetics 

FH Clubwas selling a lot of fashion items including beauty and cosmetics stuff. They had necklaces, earrings, bracelets, wristlets, including face masks, hand and body lotions, mascara, CC cream and eye shadow!

My son’s pick for the shopping day – Blue Bird lotion at RM22 from FH Club

My son did the shopping for me. He picked this blue bird with lotion inside. His target was the cute blue bird container.
I’m sure the other guests had a good time checking out the Duriana fashion sale event. There are pretty things to buy at very low prices.

I think it’s a clever idea to have this kind of social market place. A lot of women, like me, love to shop and sometimes we end up not actually using them and it’s such a waste. Why not sell them instead of letting these things get old? Check out Duriana online and learn how you can make money from your pre-loved stuff! Or if you don’t want to sell anything, check out what pre-loved items you can buy online via Duriana!

Me at Duriana Shopping Event in La Scala, KL

Here is my small loot yesterday.  Gotta love those brand new red shiny Posh pouch, lotion and cute pumpkin.
Duriana is a new mobile-first, peer-to-peer marketplace app available in Malaysia and Singapore. Unlike existing classified e-commerce systems such as Mudah and Lelong, Duriana positions itself as a social selling app, which merges the functions of Instagram and eBay. Duriana allows you to discover a world of amazing products for sale – from your friends & neighbors, trendy blogshops or cool local shops you have yet to discover. The app is available for download on iPhone, iPad and Android systems at
Find out how you can sell your pre-loved items through Malaysia’s biggest online  marketplace via
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Lego Shop and Model Display in Bangsar Village

At this age, I am still fascinated by Lego bricks. And I’m happy to see that my son shares the same adoration for these tiny pieces of genius.


LEGO Shop now open at Lot 29, 2nd Floor, Bangsar Village II

Last weekend, my-in-laws, my husband, my son and I went strolling around Bangsar Village for a fun Sunday. We don’t regularly come to this area, my husband’s place of business is mainly at The Curve so my son and I would sometimes join him on a Saturday afternoon. So I was surprised to learn that a Lego shop is now open in Bangsar Village.
What grabbed my son’s attention from outside the mall was the huge poster or ad wrapping the exterior of the bridge connecting Bangsar Village I and II. Expectedly, my son kept asking to see Lego while we were looking for a parking space. And so we walked to Bangsar Village II, guess what we saw at Level 1?
A display wonderland of Lego city models!


There’s a city model display called LEGO friends where you’ll see beautiful structures for girls.  


LEGO Friends Sunshine Harvest model at RM89.90


LEGO Friends Heartlake Juice Bar model at RM149.90


And then there are displays that will be appreciated by mostly boys and boys-at-heart…





The LEGO day for my son won’t be complete if he doesn’t see the shop. We went to the 2nd floor to find the newly opened LEGO shop, here with several old and young shoppers. It was shining brightly and twinkling in the eyes of my naughty son.

The LEGO shop has a lot of themed merchandise such as Legends of Chima, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and stuff for girls (sorry, I was paying more attention to boys stuff). You can even find LEGO figures of Iron Man, Spiderman, Darth Vader and more.
Well, my feeling was right that LEGO is not just for kids. I’m sure that artists, designers and art lovers would agree with me that these models are very tempting to buy: the LEGO Architecture models. Look, it even has the Empire State building model.


LEGO Architecture Empire State Building and Willis Tower at RM99.90 each

The naughty boy got what he wanted and was all-smiles after his daddy got him some LEGO toys.  

This LEGO shop is located at Level 2 in Bangsar Village II, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
The LEGO model display is located at Level 1. For more info, visit
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Longines Opens 2nd Boutique at Suria KLCC

Step Into the Latest Longines Boutique at Suria KLCC To Experience Unparalleled Horological Elegance 


Longines, the Swiss watchmaker renowned for its devotion to elegance, tradition and performance welcomes watch enthusiasts and collectors to experience unparalleled horological elegance with the opening of its second boutique in Malaysia at Suria KLCC.


Located at lot 128A First Level of a prestigious mall, the boutique’s façade sporting the winged hourglass logo conveys the timeless elegance within.

In keeping with the design aesthetic of its flagship stores worldwide, the new boutique is very elegant with interiors that harmonizes fine traditional materials such as lacquered wood paneling, burnished leather, polished marble and carefully selected fixates and furnishings that create a calm, inviting warmth that complements the distinction of Longines’ timepieces. 


Form flows beautifully into function as the narrow entrance cleverly directs the eye to the full sweep of Longines horological mastery, before narrowing again to usher guests to the VIP area that features a visual history of the company.


The boutique is shaped after a classic Longines timepiece, all curved walls and linear cases. The tapered entryway that features recessed display cases mimicks the watch strap. This widens into a rotunda that is a subtly stylized round case complete with bezel, crown and watchface set with batons that form the ceiling. From this vantage guests have a full view of Longines current and classic collections. The space tapers again with more recessed and freestanding displays. 

The palette of warm mahogany, cream, black, brushed stainless steel and white set off refined plinths that cradle key pieces of the Longines collections, allowing a clear view of these exquisite timepieces.
The ambience and atmosphere embody Longines’ vision that Elegance is an Attitude.
The opening of Longines second boutique in Malaysia in as many years reflects the brand’s commitment to watch enthusiasts and collectors in Malaysia.
The second Longines boutique allows guests to enjoy the full Longines experience that encompasses products of surpassing craftsmanship in an elegant setting that is both contemporary and warm. 


With each new boutique opening, Longines takes the opportunity to show different facets of Longines’ fabled passion for elegance and constant innovation and showcases the brand’s values and 182-year heritage of effortlessly weaving elegance and innovation.


Simon Baker for Longines

Longines has been based at Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance. Longines has generations of experience as official timekeeper of world championships and as partner of international sports federation. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of the Swatch Group Ltd, the world’s leading manufacturer of horological products. With the winged hourglass as its emblem, the brand has outlets in over 140 countries.

Wine Tasting Event for Wine Club Members

It is always delightful to meet and greet fellow wine lovers. Last month, Wine Talk gave its Wine Club members an afternoon of wine tasting at Bricks & Barrels Hartamas.


Wine Talk, online wine delivery service in Malaysia, celebrated its passion for great wines together with its Wine Club members in May, at the famous Bricks and Barrels Beer Garden in Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.

(photos courtesy of Wine Talk)



Wine Club guests flanked by Wine Club ambassadors

A wine afternoon like this won’t be complete without Wine Talk’s French sommelier, David Stephan, who served 6 different delicious wines. The guests experienced premium service from David as he personally filled wine glasses with white, rosé and red wines fresh from Wine Talk’s exclusive wine collection. The French wine expert personally handpicks all the wines that are available for ordering online via

David Stephan greeting Wine Club members

ladies at the wine club event with david stephan

Gorgeous guests at the Wine Club event, photo bombed by David Stephan


David Stephan serving delicious wines to guests

The event was closed to Wine Talk’s Wine Club members and friends. During that afternoon, the members did not just enjoy wines but were also treated to delicious canapés and finger food from Bricks and Barrels.

What made that afternoon even more fun and exciting for the members was the lucky draw where David gave away bottles of wine, crystal decanters, crystal wine glasses and a grand prize of Pascal Jolivet magnum size wine bottle! (FYI, a magnum size wine bottle is equivalent to 2 x standard size 750ml wine bottle)

wine talk gave away prizes to wine club guests



The Wine Club members had a great time sampling wines while hanging out with friends, fellow members, Wine Club ambassadors and David. The afternoon was filled with laughter and good cheers, just like how a wine tasting should be.

With special thanks to Uber, Wine Club members who chose not to drive to the venue were transported by Uber’s premier private drivers. They enjoyed hassle-free traveling within KL and a worry-free, pleasurable time at Wine Talk’s wine tasting event.


So the question is, what is the Wine Club and how do wine lovers join the Wine Club? The Wine Club is an easy and pleasurable way to enjoy wines where David personally handpicks wines for you and sends them to your preferred delivery address on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. With the Wine Club, you discover more and taste more wines from around the world that you might not have tried if you were picking them from a shop.


There are 4 ways to join:
  1. Sign up online via where you will choose the quantity, frequency and type of wines that you like.
  2. Call 1300889788 to speak to a Wine Club ambassador and state your preferences.
  3. Arrange for a personal wine tasting session where a Wine Club ambassador can share more details with you, click HERE
  4. When you visit La Bodega or The Pressroom, you can grab a Wine Club booklet, fill-up the form and fax/email to Wine Talk

And that’s it! David will start sending you a personalized selection of wines based on your preference. So far, I’ve been enjoying selections of white wines that I’ve never heard of before. If you want to learn more about wines, I agree that the only way is to keep tasting more! And as David says, “Life is too great to drink bad wines!”
Visit call 1300 88 97 88 for more details and wine selections.
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You can also enjoy RM50 OFF by using my special code – BLOG50CC – valid for purchase of RM300 on normal-priced wines at Wine Talk. Simply key-in the code upon checkout to redeem discount.