Tuesday, January 31, 2017

SHISEIDO Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother: Say Goodbye to Beauty Camera Apps!

My recent lunch date with Shiseido Malaysia is a lovely beauty affair that brings me excitement and surprise with the launch of a new product in Shiseido Ibuki skincare line.  I believe Shiseido is no stranger to us, and over all these years it has remarkably undergone several breakthroughs in the beauty and cosmetics industry, bringing us innovative surprises from time to time.

Shiseido Ibuki and Ultimune, are amongst Shiseido's keys towards smoother, suppler skin.

Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother (20ml) @ RM140

The brand recently introduces a new addition to the Shiseido Ibuki solution-based skincare series for achieving readily photogenic skin. So, what exactly is Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother? It is a skincare product to instantly cover shine, uneven contours and visible pores.

How does it work?

All thanks to the Photogenic Skin Technology, we can have photo-ready skin anytime anywhere, and we don't need the smartphone beauty app anymore. This smart technology combines micro powder evenly into a serum base and the best part is, it can selectively deliver powder to the pores when blended into the skin.

When the powder collects in pores containing sebum,
it gives a smooth serum texture and perfects the skin as if makeup has been applied.

The Ingredients.
What are the skin-perfecting ingredients in Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother?

#1. Oil-Targeting Micro Powder
Collects excessive sebum and prevents shine.
#2. Botanical Ingredient – Bergenia Ciliata Root Extract
Fights the causes of acne and other skin concerns.
#3. PhytoTarget Complex, Marjoram Extract and Glycylglycine

The Packaging.
❤ Ultra compact and slips conveniently into the pocket / makeup bag
❤ Quick twist cap opens in one touch.

The Texture.
❤ Light, velvety liquid that finishes as powder on the skin.
❤ Just awesome to blur imperfections and smoothen the skin.

How To Use: 
As the last step of skincare / over the base makeup
❤ Smooth a pearl-sized drop onto fingertip and lightly pat over areas of shine and pore concern until well blended.

The Result? Matte and even-textured skin, as if a beauty camera filter has been used!

Immediate result: Smoother skin, less visible pores, less shine / oily appearance
4 hours later: Smoother and less oily skin effect lasts for long hours and requires lesser touch-up than usual
(The oil-controlling effect can last up to 8 hours) 
4 weeks later: Visibly smaller pores, smoother skin, improved oily condition of skin

Personal Experience.

To be honest, I have not expected a drop of this miraculous serum is just SO good! I have been using it over the makeup and it works really well in controlling sebum especially around the T-zone area. I am surprised by how well the product reduces shine and visible pores on the nose.

I find it suitable for my skin as it reduces the size of my large visible pores. The overall makeup looks smoother and more “porcelain-like” now :) Thank you Shiseido Malaysia for introducing this amazing product to my skin and I am totally in love with it!

Don't forget to try out SHISEIDO Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate (Face Serum)
to strengthen the multi-defense power of the skin too.

Once again, thank you Shiseido Malaysia for having me at the luncheon with the babes!

Shiseido Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother is currently available at
over 70 Shiseido counters in the departmental stores all over Malaysia.

For more information, visit Shiseido Malaysia at:
Instagram: @shiseidomalaysia

Monday, January 30, 2017

CNY Shopping Spree with Watsons Malaysia

GONG XI FA CAI from Chicky and Fishiee!

Who doesn’t love shopping during Chinese New Year? In celebrating this festive season, people have been flocking to the malls and spending all they want. So, a FREE shopping treat from Watsons Malaysia comes at the nick of time as part of the brand’s effort to reward the exclusive Watsons VIP members.

Caryn Loh, General Manager and Country Head of Watsons Malaysia (5th from left), Danny Hoh,
Customer Director, Watsons Malaysia (5th from right) and KS Wong, Senior General Manager,
Sunway Velocity Mall (4th from left) together with celebrity friends and Watsons VIP Members after the shopping spree.

It is definitely a money-can’t-buy experience where 10 lucky Watsons VIP members won an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the shopping spree race and walk home with loads of Watsons brand products ranging from personal care items and beauty essentials, to healthcare products.

One of the lucky Watsons VIP Member in action during the shopping spree.

I am sure we are all aware that the Watsons Brand is famed for providing affordable, high-quality and value for money products for the household. In Asia alone, over 352 million Watsons Brand products were sold worldwide. Once again proving the top-notch quality of Watsons Brand to the consumers, the shopping spree was held as part of the Switch and Save campaign launched by Watsons Malaysia for the Watsons Brand in 2016.

Let's see how exciting the shopping spree was! The lucky 10 were given 60 seconds to grab any Watsons Brand products they want…and the result was amazing. The Watsons Brand products worth RM4,709.92 now belong to them.

Once again, congratulations to all the 10 lucky VIP members who were selected from a recent social media contest where they had to share their reason why they switch from a particular brand to Watsons Brand.

The shopping spree at Watsons latest concept store in Sunway Velocity Mall in Kuala Lumpur caught much attention among the crowd in the evening, especially during the appearance of Watsons Celebrity Friends – supermodel Amber Chia and the singing duo, Fuying and Sam.

After the enjoyable shopping spree, we had an exclusive game and performance session with Amber Chia and Fuying and Sam, where their die-hard fans managed to win some exclusive gifts from Watsons.

The singing duo also performed some of their favorite tunes just in time for Chinese New Year.

The event was concluded with photography opportunity and signing of postcards by the celebrities.

Of course, I wouldn't want to miss the chance too!

If you are thinking where to shop comfortably with greater value for money, it’s time to Switch and Save! Watsons Brand products are created through an extensive research and development programme and stringent quality process before being marketed to the consumers. That’s how Watsons customers receive nothing but the best.

For more attractive promotion in store and online, visit www.watsons.com.my/switchandsave!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

[Chinese New Year 2017] Joining the Table of Harmony

Chinese New Year is always my favourite festival throughout the year, because I get to receive angpows, eat loads of cookies, and spend time with my dearest family. And the best part is, there are tonnes of locally produced CNY webfilms recently that are funny yet meaningful.

Have you seen the latest video by TNB?

Cooking Hustle (一枱和气) by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)

It is a heartwarming video about reunion dinners. Well, it is true that reunions can be a little stressful especially when personalities clash among family members. Similar to how every Chinese New Year dish comes in different shapes, colors and flavours, it is our differences that give the occasion its unique flavour.

This is the time for us to put aside all differences, and reunite. When we work together harmoniously as a family, a reunion dinner preparation can be as simple as ABC. There is no challenge that can’t be overcome.

At the "Table of Harmony", what matter the most are not the dishes on the reunion table, because what really matters is the people sitting around the table enjoying happy gathering moments together. 
   
Discover What Mystery Dish You Are & Join The Table

Wondering which festive dish represents you this year? Let's join the Table of Harmony for some fun... Just answer a simple question on https://betterbrighter.my/tableofharmony to find out! 

Step 2 → Click on “Unveil Mystery Dishes” then, “Discover What Mystery Dish You Are & Join The Table”

Step 3 → Choose your answer (I chose "laughing loudly at the bad jokes")

Step 4 → Click on “Unveil Your Dish”

Step 5 → Result is revealed! You can “Share Result” or “Post as GIF”.
Gong Xi Fa Cai, I am a Golden Laughing Prawn! 

Hurry and find out what mystery dish you are today!
Website: www.tnb.com.my

Saturday, January 28, 2017

[Fashion] Maveric Co. Minimalist Watch

Classic and timeless. ❤ Thanks for accompanying me through days and nights.

Of all the fashion pieces I wear every day, my favourite is always a versatile timepiece which can fit perfectly into any outfit coordinates. Well, one can't have too many watches in life, don’t you agree with me?

In my watch collection, I usually keep a couple of them in different styles such as elegant chained watch, bold sporty watch, and smartwatch. And recently, I finally added the latest ageless timepiece into my collection.

THE SYMPHONY (38MM) @ $120.00 from Maveric Co. (www.mavericco.com)

I realise how the minimalistic timepiece collection is gaining much popularity during the recent years. And Maveric, an UK brand is one of the trendsetters in the making of high quality bespoke timepiece. The watch I am currently wearing is effortlessly sophisticated as it is crafted to suit every occasion.

Let’s take a closer look at it….

Bravo Symphony, the latest design in Maveric Co.’s collection, is a resemblance of elegance, grace and class

The glossy silver body of 38mm diameter fits well onto the wrist, with a 18mm brown genuine Italian leather strap.

Plus, it's quality guaranteed! Maveric offers an exclusive one-year warranty for all their timepieces.

I always believe that your watch represents who you are, your values and your personal style.

It is the classic style that attracts me at the first sight. It was once used for the celebration of individuality and identity, and I am glad that the simplicity is back in trend. For mankind to appreciate as a piece they cannot leave home without. 

Definitely a must-have during this season!

Do you think that brown leather strap exudes a vintage feel too? Now I feel more confident,
more "complete" with this watch design that has undergone the test of time.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Flavour of Hanami: Live Presentation and Kyoto Food Tasting @ ISETAN The Japan Store Kuala Lumpur

Ever since the opening of ISETAN The Japan Store Kuala Lumpur, Japan feels closer to us. Sometimes, I thought why fly to Japan when I can even enjoy Hanami, the Cherry Blossom Celebration here in Malaysia! 

The Flavour of Hanami exhibition has just kickstarted at the Cube, 3rd floor of ISETAN KL, showcasing the beauty of Hanami and an exclusive dining experience with the chefs flown all the way from Japan. 

From left to right: Mr. Xavier Mah, X-Man of X-Group, Chef Shogo Sasaki, owner chef of IZUU, Mr. Ken Fukutake, General Manager of Media Content Planning Department Dai Nippon Painting Co., Ltd. and Chef Takeshi Matsuo, head chef of IZUU.

This exclusive Hanami-themed event is brought to us by Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd.,
so let the VIPs have a group photo together during the launch.

So what exactly is the “Flavour of Hanami | Live Presentation and Tasting”?

It is an 1.5 hour journey of being transported to Japan as an impressive recreation of Hanami atmosphere fills the venue. Divided into 3 zones (Gallery, Theatre and Lounge), one can truly experience the culture of Hanami and tradition and craft of Japanese cuisine.

The "GALLERY" - Understanding the culture of Cherry Blossom Viewing

You know during blooming time, Japanese love going for cherry blossom viewing at the parks, bringing along bento boxes for their picnics there. Special Hanami bento boxes, whose replica is displayed on the exhibition, are definitely not easy to make but we get to learn some basic tips and tricks here. 

Also at the GALLERY, we are treated with Mio Sparkling Sake (5% alcohol), and Hana Kizakura Sake (12% alcohol) which is made of flower yeast extracted from yellow cherry blossom. Aren't they the perfect drinks during Hanami season?

The "THEATRE" - Special 4k Movie "The Four Seasons in Kyoto" Screening

The beauty of shifting seasons forms part of background on how Kyoto cuisine is developed. Here we can view the breathtaking scenery of the 4 seasons in Kyoto, all thanks to the high definition technology.


The "LOUNGE" - Live Cooking Demo and Food Tasting

Moving to the last part of the activity, which is the main highlight, we get to meet the well-known Chef Shogo Sasaki, the heir of the current 7th generation owner of Restaurant IZUU, a Kyoto sushi restaurant established since 1781 (Over 220 years of history!), and indulge in his authentic Kyoto-style dishes. How lucky we are! 

Live Presentation and Tasting by Chef Shogo Sasaki

One enjoyable Hanami activity is to eat delicious Japanese cuisine while gazing at the cherry blossoms., so Chef Sasaki is here with us to prepare two of his signature dishes for our enjoyment-.

The making of Saba-sugatazushi - Whole Mackerel Lightly Matured Sushi

Chef Sasaki's No. 1 specialty is the Mackerel Sushi, in which he preserves the tradition of his forefathers and adds significant touches of Japanese flavours and culture into this dish. In Kyoto, only 2 restaurants are famous for the traditional mackerel sushi and IZUU is one of them. 

The key of Saba-sugatazushi is the fish itself. The mackerel is marinated overnight with salt and vinegar, and then combined with vinegared sushi rice and wrapped kelp (konbu) to bring out the best flavour of mackerel.

The result? This Saba-sugatazushi tastes light and delicate when freshly made. But when it is left for several hours, the kelp helps mature the flavour, creating a stronger taste in the sushi. In case you are wondering, this sushi can be kept for 3 days. 

And each roll of IZUU Mackerel Sushi is usually sold at 4,500JPY (RM180), a premium price in Kyoto (portion sufficient for two)!

The making of Chirashizushi - Scattered Topping Sushi

The next dish is the colorful dish, ideal for Hanami celebration. This Chirashizushi is very different from the usual Chirashi Don I have in KL. Here's the simple recipe I learn from Chef throughout the demo:

Step 1: Mix finely-chopped shiitake mushroom into the bowl of sushi rice to create an "earthy" flavoured base.
Step 2: Season the rice with seaweed flakes.
Step 3: Top the rice with shredded omelette (Kinshi egg).
Step 4: Add seafood topping - Prawn, squid and sea bream.
Step 5: Decorate the bowl to add colors.
Step 6: Voila! Now we are done with this beautiful dish served during festivals.

Taking a closer look at the Chirashizushi,I'm totally blown by this lovely combination. The taste is light but combines very well together. Love this simple bowl of comfort food! 

Sakuramochi and Green Tea

What's better than having a Sakuramochi as dessert during Cherry Blossom festival? Wrapped in a pickled cherry blossom leaf, this Japanese sweet pink-colored rice cake is generously filled with red bean paste in the center. So yummy and not too sweet for my liking!

Moving forward, in February and March 2017, the other 3 young owner chefs of famous Japanese restaurants from Kyoto will come to KL to showcase their own unique menu of Japanese traditional cuisine. Grab a ticket before you miss the chance! 

Date: 18 Feb (Sat) and 19 Feb (Sun) 2017
Chef Nobuyuki Tanaka from Truruse, the 4th generation owner of
a luxurious restaurant and inn established since 1932.

Date: 4 March (Sat) and 5 March (Sun) 2017
Chef Hideki Shimoguchi from Chikurin in the Uji area of Japan,
famous for its matcha green tea and hojicha tea.

Date: 18 March (Sat) and 19 March (Sun) 2017
Chef Takuji Takahashi from Kinobu, specializing in bento boxes
and discovering new Kyoto cuisine including wine pairings. 

There will be 3 sessions a day:
1st Session: 12pm - 1.30pm / 2nd Session: 3pm - 4.30pm / 3rd Session: 6pm - 7.30pm
*Tickets are available for up to 25 guests per session 
*First-come, first-served basis
*Doors open 30 minutes before starting time

Ticket Price: RM100 Nett (including exhibition admission)
*Children below 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult

FLAVOUR OF HANAMI
Event period: 21 January - 25 March 2017
Event hours: 11am - 8.30pm daily
Ticket purchase: +603-2382 7777
Online ticketing: bit.ly/flavourofhanami 

Venue and ticketing office:
The Cube, 3rd Floor,
ISETAN The Japan Store Kuala Lumpur,
50, Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur.

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