31 December 2012

MIVVA Beauty Box Debut December 2012 Review (X'mas Edition)

Guess what arrived at my doorstep on Boxing Day?

It's MIVVA Beauty Box!!! =))

I didn't receive as many presents as last year, so I was kinda sulking but the arrival of MIVVA Beauty Box totally surprised me and lifted up my mood again!

The two toned pink box was carefully wrapped with bubbles before posted out. Two thumbs up for protecting the content of the box! The box seems solid enough too and it was sent via Pos Laju.

MIVVA Beauty Box
MIVVA Beauty Box

There's a lovely Welcome note explaining how MIVVA works. It's slightly different from other beauty boxes because the content will be customized according to your preferences in their system.

MIVVA Beauty Box: Welcome note
Welcome note

There's also a content sheet and a personalized handwritten note from them! So sweet! I totally appreciate companies that make their customers feel special <3

Content sheet and handwritten note

Are you ready to open it?
Are you ready to open it?

JJANG JJANG!!!

MIVVA Beauty Box Debut December 2012 content
MIVVA Beauty Box Debut December 2012 content

There are a total of 6 products, 2 vouchers and 2 miscellaneous stuffs (will be revealed at the end of post :p). Let's see the contents in detail shall we?

1. Bio-Essence Deep Exfoliating Gel with ATP
Full product price: RM 65.90/60ml
Sample product worth: RM 32.95/30g

The Deep Exfoliating Gel with ATP is a gentle gel-based formula that contains Bio Energy Fluid, Bio Mineral Essence, Royal Jelly and other precious herbal extracts such as Ginseng, Angelica, Lycium, Herba Hedyotics' Diffusa. It effectively and thoroughly removes dead skin cells without causing any abrasion to the skin and at the same time providing nutrient to the skin.

MIVVA Beauty Box: Bio-Essence Deep Exfoliating Gel with ATP
Bio-Essence Deep Exfoliating Gel with ATP

2. Privia Perfect Pure Cleansing Foam
Full product price: RM 43/180ml
Sample product worth: RM 7.17/30ml

Privia Perfect Pure Cleansing Foam with fine and rich foam with natural ingredient and amino coat ingredient, it keeps your skin soft and silky, removes keratin, reduce skin problems and reaches deep into the pores to remove dirt and dead cells.

MIVVA Beauty Box: Privia Perfect Pure Cleansing Foam
Privia Perfect Pure Cleansing Foam

3. Heme Genius BB Cream SPF28 PA++
Full product price: RM 75.90/40ml
Sample product worth: RM 28.46/15ml

Endorsed by Hebe of S.H.E., Heme Genius BB Cream SPF28 PA++ is suitable for normal and combination skin types. Instantly improve and cover skin's imperfection, delivering a flawless and radiant look. Keep your skin with a water-oil balance. Also provide everyday UVA/UVB protection, whitening and skin repair.

MIVVA Beauty Box: Heme Genius BB Cream SPF28 PA++
Heme Genius BB Cream SPF28 PA++

4. Stage Eyelash
Full product price: RM 25-RM 38/pair
Sample product worth: RM 25 (assuming this is the cheapest one)

Enhance your eyes with a dash of fabulousness when you use The Lash Expert, Stage's latest collection of false eyelashes guaranteed to get desirous stares with every wear. Go from natural lashes with extreme fullness, curl and length, or bring it up a notch (or two) with a bold piece. The choice is endless!

MIVVA Beauty Box: Stage Eyelash
Stage Eyelash

5. Di Palomo Wild Fig Grape Enriching Hand & Nail Cream
Full product price: RM 59/75ml
Sample product worth: RM 19.67/25ml

An enriching and luxurious Hand and Nail Cream containing Grapeseed Oil, Olive Oil and Fig Fruit Extract. Olive Oil is rich in vitamin A & D which aid the production of healthy skin tissue. Paraben and Phthalate free.

MIVVA Beauty Box: Di Palomo Wild Fig Grape Enriching Hand & Nail Cream
Di Palomo Wild Fig Grape Enriching Hand & Nail Cream

6. Oriks Collagen 703 Crystal Cream
Full product price: RM 218/30ml
Sample product worth: RM 21.80/3ml

Contains active-hydrolyzed collagen and complex vitamins which can be absorbed through skin penetration effectively to improve skin's moisture content, retain skin moisture and increase skin elasticity and radiance.

MIVVA Beauty Box: Oriks Collagen 703 Crystal Cream
Oriks Collagen 703 Crystal Cream

7. Facial First voucher: Complimentary preview of Express Rejuve Treatment - FREE 30 minutes session worth RM 120 and FREE 30 minutes Skin Diagnosis and Consultation

8. Posh Nail Spa voucher: Essential Manicure and Pedicure for RM 49.90 instead of RM 88

9. Guess what they throw in for Christmas? Candy cane and Choclairs!! Wee~~~ Does my arrangement looked like a human face? :p

Candy cane and Choclairs
Candy cane and Choclairs

10. And to store all your beauty products, they also included a cute cosmetic pouch in it decorated with badges! Love it max! <3 There are a few compartments and also a mini mirror! So convenient for touch up!

MIVVA Beauty Box: Cosmetic pouch
Cosmetic pouch

MIVVA Beauty Box: Compartments of cosmetic pouch
Compartments of cosmetic pouch

So, the big question is... WORTH IT OR NOT? I think it's definitely worth it since I received products worth RM 135.05!!! And if you haven't know yet, MIVVA Beauty Box only costs RM 38 per month.

What are you waiting for? If you're keen, hurry up to MIVVA.com and sign up! Before that, you'll need an invitation code so make sure you click on my blog post to get it!

Since today is the last day of 2012 already, I'd like to wish all my readers HAPPY NEW YEAR and may 2013 brings you joy and happiness!! MUAHHH~~~

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28 December 2012

Eat, Play & Drive with Nissan Almera (Part 1)

What is the main hobby of Malaysians? Singing, dancing or reading? No, I believe it should be... EATING!!! And that is all because Malaysia has all the best food! Don't you agree? My friend in Finland just complained that she misses Malaysia already because we have a wide variety of choice over here! There's Malaysia, Italian, French, German, Korean, Japanese food and so much more! So off we went on one fine Saturday to one of Malaysia's food haven, Malacca!

Wee~~ We're in the same car! Samuel, April and I <3
Wee~~ We're in the same car!
Samuel, April and I <3

An entourage of press & bloggers were to drive the newly launched car, Nissan ALMERA to Malacca. The excursion dubbed ‘Eat, Play & Drive with Nissan’ was flagged off by Alex Tan, Senior General Manager of Wilayah & Southern Region, ETCM at their Southgate, Cheras showroom. There were a total of 5 Nissan ALMERA and 5 other Nissan cars that lead the way and take care of us :p

All communications are via walkie talkie! It's kinda fun!!
All communications are via walkie talkie! It's kinda fun!!

On the way to our first stop: Aunty Koh Cendol, we stopped at R&R Seremban for a break and photo session.

Sophisticated Nissan Almera
Sophisticated Nissan Almera

A group of us at R&R Seremban! So sunny!
A group of us at R&R Seremban! So sunny!

Yours truly, pretty Kelly and cutie Eunice!
Yours truly, pretty Kelly and cutie Eunice!

April and I!
April and I!

While everyone was busy taking photos, something unbelievable happened! We found a girl (Hui Ping) inside the trunk!! Nissan Almera's "Surprisingly More" tagline is really true!
Hahaha just kidding... she actually went in there to see how spacious the trunk is. I was kinda surprised by the size too. I think can it can actually fill in 6 Hui Pings inside XD

Hi Hui Ping! How was your stay in there?
Hi Hui Ping! How was your stay in there?

And finally... it's my turn to drive!!! Teehee!! The guys were all scared to death because they don't trust female drivers' skill pffftttt!!!

Love the key-less remote!
Love the keyless remote!

Another nice feature of the Nissan ALMERA is its locking system. Unlike some other keyless entry systems which still require you to press a button on the remote control, the ALMERA’s intelligent key does not require you to touch the controller.

When in close proximity to the car, pressing a small button on the front door handle locks and unlocks the door conveniently allowing us to travel safely while heading to various destinations during this food excursion.

Nyahaha! *excited*
Nyahaha! *excited*

The spaciousness of this popular B-segment sedan is undeniable. Both the front and back seats are roomy enough to be comfortable for a long legged person like me. As I always travel outstation by car, level of comfort is the top priority for me. At a starting price of RM 66,800, it is totally value for money!


No key needed! Just press the Start/Stop Engine button!
No key needed! Just press the Start/Stop Engine button!

A candid shot of Sam shooting the cars behind
A candid shot of Sam shooting the cars behind

4 out of 5 Nissan ALMERA in the convoy all lined up at D-Paradise, Pantai Klebang
4 out of 5 Nissan ALMERA in the convoy all lined up at D-Paradise, Pantai Klebang

After our food tour ended, the sky has gone dark already. I totally love the blue and orange color combination on the dashboard. It's so cool!!



Nissan ALMERA continues to enjoy overwhelming response since its official launch a few months ago in Malaysia. Globally, it is Nissan’s best-selling sedan in its class. Customers are raving about the surprisingly more upscale technology features and spaciousness that are usually found in more premium vehicles. Nissan ALMERA stands out with its competitive price which supports Tan Chong’s commitment to provide affordable car ownerships to more Malaysians. 

The on-the-road price (inclusive of insurance, road tax, registration fee and ownership claim fee) for Peninsular Malaysia will be as follows:

Grade
Variant
Price (RM)
E
1.5 A/T
66,800.00
1.5 M/T
69,800.00
V
1.5 A/T
76,800.00
VL
1.5 A/T
79,800.00

The all new Nissan ALMERA comes with a 3-year or 100,000 km warranty (whichever comes first).

For more information, please contact their Customer Service Hotline at Toll FREE line: 1800-88-8368 or visit www.nissan.com.my. Test drives can be arranged at your nearest Nissan showroom.

Last but not least, a very big thank you to Hui Ping for the invite and Nissan for organizing this fun trip! Stay tuned for my write-ups on the food we enjoyed!

Here's a list of places we went that day:
  1. Aunty Koh Cendol
  2. Restoran Kota Laksamana
  3. Nadeje Cake House
  4. Klebang Coconut Shake
  5. D-Paradise @ Pantai Klebang
  6. Ria Seaview Village, Seremban

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26 December 2012

Alexander Shorokhoff 20th Anniversary Exclusive Media Event

Alexander Shorokoff poses with his collections
Alexander Shorokoff poses with his collections

It has been close to 20 years since Alexander Shorokoff was chosen among a group of young talented Russians by Michail Gorbatchov to study the free market inklings of Frankfurt and industrial Germany. In 2003, the self-styled watchmaker cemented his status in the field of horology by delivering his first namesake timepiece that pays homage to Russian composer, Peter Tchaikovsky.

Alexander Shorokoff: Neo Tolstoi
Alexander Shorokoff: Neo Tolstoi

Alexander Shorokoff: Avant Garde collection
Alexander Shorokoff: Avant Garde collection


Alexander Shorokoff: Gambler watch collection
Alexander Shorokoff: Gambler watch collection

Alexander Shorokoff: Alexander Pushkin collection
Alexander Shorokoff: Alexander Pushkin collection

Alexander Shorokoff: New Planet collection that is scheduled to be out soon
Alexander Shorokoff: New Planet collection that is scheduled to be out soon

On 13 December 2012, Alexander Shorokoff has flew all the way from Alzenau, Frankfurt to Kuala Lumpur for his 20th anniversary exhibition. Meeting Alexander Shorokoff in person at the cozy Italian restaurant, Sassorosso was truly an honour. The humble watchmaker has presented a teaser video of the brand's heritage and shared some insights of its craftsmanship, innovations and design processes.

Mr. Soemantri, Executive Director of Red Army Watches looks forward to a continued collaboration that has been mutually rewarding
Mr. Soemantri, Executive Director of Red Army Watches looks forward
to a continued collaboration that has been mutually rewarding

Alexander Shorokoff takes great pride in the quality and consistency of their timepieces, the key elements to their success
Alexander Shorokoff takes great pride in the quality and consistency
of their timepieces, the key elements to their success


Mr. and Mrs. Shorokoff, the lovely couple
Mr. and Mrs. Shorokoff, the lovely couple


Yours truly, Alexander Shorokoff and Joanna
Yours truly, Alexander Shorokoff and Joanna

Yours truly and Joanna, both in red!
Yours truly and Joanna, both in red!

In the meantime, we were in for a treat, as Red Army Watches gifted each guest with a handmade leather pouch by the J. Myers Company! :) For more information and updates on their 'Handcrafted Obsessions', join Red Army Watches Malaysia Facebook page here.

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24 December 2012

Don’t Lose It All, Time to Get Data (Part 1)

It’s always assumed that relationships are blissful – but wait! It’s not all candies and kisses, sometimes there a lot of hardship to deal with and it can be really emotionally taunting and mentally demanding. What’s worse is, pairing the idea of a long distance relationship with the sad soppy case of losing communication.

That's why Clumsy Boy and I always messages each other via LINE app whenever we are to keep the spark alive. After all, it's been 7 years already. You know what Chinese said about being in the 7th year of relationship? It's like a curse :X

I've also heard stories from my friends in LDR. When you're living in different time zone, everything feels different and distant. No matter how much you trust each other, you will still feel that bit of insecurity and wonder what he/she is doing when you couldn't reach them just like in the video below:



What’s going on? They seemed happy.

Although they were going to be far away from each other, they seemed like they were in it forever but then suddenly everything changed! Did he find someone else? Or is it just a simple misunderstanding? Relationships are an uphill battle or sometimes a downwards spiral – it’s really how you manage it but these two sadly went the wrong way. Who’s that guy at the end? Does he like her? And does she like him too?

Most importantly, in the case of Amy & Nick’s relationship, it shows that if there is no data, you’ll lose it all. After all, everything is on the internet now and it costs almost nothing at all. Just as long as you have data, relationships will go smooth sailing so dial *128# to sign up for any pack to have it all. For more information, visit here.


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23 December 2012

Zest Cafe Christmas Set Meal 2012

Jingle bells~ Jingle bells~ Jingle all the way~~
Oops... wait. Did you spent all your money on shopping and now you're broke for Christmas meal? If you're like me, no worries. The good folks at Zest Cafe has came up with an affordable Christmas Set Meal with 4 course meal at only RM 28.80+/set.

Just opened 17 months ago, Zest Cafe believes in healthy cooking and thus has opted to use olive oil in their dishes. Zest, meaning energy and passion, is truly the culture of this cafe.

Garlic Bread
Garlic Bread

The Garlic Bread is not included in the set but you'll never regret ordering this. It's very crispy, fragrant and toasted perfectly, I can't stop eating it!

Pea Soup with Carrot Swirl
Pea Soup with Carrot Swirl

The first dish is an appetizing Pea Soup with Carrot Swirl. It's creamy and tasteful with some bread croutons to chew on. They purposely used carrot swirl in the dish so that the color of it as a whole can represent Christmas.

Zesty Turkey Salad with Pumpkin & Barley
Zesty Turkey Salad with Pumpkin & Barley

For salad lovers, you'll love Zesty Turkey Salad with Pumpkin & Barley because this salad was conceptualize from their most popular Zest Salad dish. You'll get some shredded turkey meat, pumpkin, tomatoes, some greens and boiled barley, all in one plate full of colors!

As for the main course, there will be 3 choices:

1. Fried Chicken Tenders with Cheezy Sauce & Spaghetti
Fried Chicken Tenders with Cheezy Sauce & Spaghetti
Fried Chicken Tenders with Cheezy Sauce & Spaghetti

The Pesto paste pasta was cooked al dente and decorated with green and red chillies to match the festive season. On first bite, I already feel in love with the taste. It doesn't taste like any other fried chicken I've eaten before. Upon asking the owner, he explained that the coating used to prepare the fried chicken is imported and does not retain oil and thus, giving it a unique taste.

2. Rosemary Chicken Thigh with BBQ Sauce & Mashed Potato
Rosemary Chicken Thigh with BBQ Sauce & Mashed Potato
Rosemary Chicken Thigh with BBQ Sauce & Mashed Potato

This dish was conceptualize from their best seller, Rosemary Roast Chicken. Instead of roast, this Rosemary Chicken Thigh was marinated for 6 hours and then pan-grilled. So the concept is something similar but yet different. All the effort put in to prepare the chicken can be tasted in the tender and flavorful meat.

3. Fish Slices with Spiced Rice
Fish Slices with Spiced Rice
Fish Slices with Spiced Rice

Fish Slices with Spiced Rice is a must order if soft and smooth pan-grilled Garoupa fish with Aglio Olio flavoured Thai rice is your thing. However, it might not be suitable for kids due to its spiciness.

Fruit Cooler
Fruit Cooler

The fruit cooler that we had was Dragon fruit juice with sugar syrup and lime, I like the twist they made to enhance the flavour of the juice by adding lime juice to the normally bland dragon fruit juice. It was truly refreshing!

Latte
Latte

Coffee lovers, don't forget to try their range of coffees too! They're delicious!

MERRY XMAS EVERYONE!

Address:
Zest Cafe
Unit 1-2, 1st Floor, The Sphere,
No 1, Avenue 1, Bangsar South,
8, Jalan Kerinchi,
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2242 0389



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