Monday, July 23, 2018

5 Reasons I Choose Gaston Luga Backpack from Sweden

If you notice from my previous blog post, I have been travelling more frequently this year, be it a short weekend city trip or a long vacation. Having to travel from one location to another, I find it increasingly tedious to drag a bulky luggage wherever I go.

So I have been considering getting a backpack for the longest time ever, but I just can't find something stylish that suits my liking.... until I stumble upon Gaston Luga, a renowned brand from Stockholm, Sweden! 


Here are 5 reasons why I choose Gaston Luga:

1. DESIGN

As I browse through Gaston Luga's minimalist collection of backpacks such as Clässic, Pråper, Clässy and Clässy Mini on its website, the bold and elegant design of Pråper is the first to attract me. I love how they use a combination of leather, metal and canvas in contrasting tones of black and olive to spice things up so that the backpack looks more sophisticated than the usual classics. Such design makes it easy for any occasion and any outfit.

2. COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

Another reason is comfort and convenience. It is more convenient to put my daily essentials into one single backpack instead of having to carry my usual purse and several other bags. Plus, I love how the thick canvas shoulder straps rest comfortably on the shoulders. 


3. DURABILITY

I must admit that I have been constantly overloading my Pråper but thanks to the strong durable canvas, I am not worried about breaking it. For extra protection, there is a soft and luxurious 100% cotton fabric inner lining, as well as 4 metallic feet under the backpack.

Plus, it comes with a drawstring opening underneath the waterproof leather flap to secure everything inside well.

4. TONNES OF SPACE

In terms of size, I am glad that Gaston Luga Pråper does not disappoint. It is slightly smaller than Gaston Luga Clässic, but this 18L capacity is huge enough for me to fit everything I need.

Initially I was worried that the backpack might look too huge on me since I am only 163cm tall. But fortunately, it doesn't at all. With the dimension of 30cm x 42cm x 15cm, it should fit all body frames well.

5. COMPARTMENTS

If you are a more organized person who loves to compartmentalize, then this backpack is for you. I am very particular when it comes to compartments in a bag -- well, you know girls always need that extra pocket for lipsticks, keys, mobile phone etc etc.

Functionality wise, I am pretty satisfied as its main compartment consists a padded 13"-15" laptop compartment and 2 small inner pockets. This helps to locate my stuff better as I don't have to just shove everything into the backpack.

Another unique feature is the hidden pocket on the back of the backpack to keep your passport, travel documents or other important belongings safe yet easily accessible. The pocket size also fits my 6" smartphone perfectly. 



[BONUS] 6. ACCESSORIES

Personally, I feel that the details of the backpack have added that little something extra to it, so I don't really need to include any other accessories. But one important thing you should buy especially for travellers would be the Colored Address Tag (sold separately). I have gotten mine together with the backpack from Gaston Luga. Love how the color pops out when paired with the backpack!



MY VERDICT:

Overall, I am happy with my recent experience using Gaston Luga Pråper so far. Personally, the Pråper is perfect for my weekend trips and everyday use at work. If you prefer something bigger or more petite, try other Gaston Luga models.

If I ever buy my second Gaston Luga backpack, it would be mainly for its timeless design, comfort, durability, space and compartments. 5 reasons and I am sold!


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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Review: The Celebrity Medifacial @ Ceramiracle, TTDI

"You're never too old to be young." 

Over the years of working till late nights and constant application of makeup, I must admit that these have taken a toll on my skin. Behind the camera, my skin has large pores issue and is lacking the natural glow that I always wanted. Hence, that explains why I am here at Ceramiracle today -- to seek for some professional help from the beauty experts. 

Ceramiracle, founded by Eugene He, is the home for Beverly Hills-styled medifacial treatment originated from Santa Monica, California. It takes pride in having products which fit for every type of skin regardless of age, skin type and skin tone, holding tight to their tagline, Prejudice-Free Beauty.

While the brand has strong presence in United States, Singapore and Hong Kong, we are lucky to have Ceramiracle's very first Malaysia flagship beauty concept store here in TTDI. 



 Ceramiracle is highly recognised globally and featured in various international media.

The outlet is divided into 2 parts: The Aesthetics Salon and The Ageless Cafe so that customers can be pampered inside out, ensuring a truly enjoyable Californian experience here. For the Aesthetics Salon, it offers the one and only outlet-exclusive "The Celebrity Medifacial" treatment which I will explain further later... 

Customers can also continue the Beverly Hills-styled beauty regimen at home using Ceramiracle's revolutionary products which are botanical-powered and PETA certified (cruelty-free) in the process of creating the award-winning formulas.

Don't worry, all Ceramiracle products do not contain harmful chemicals, artificial preservatives or fragrance. 

THE AGELESS CAFE

During my virgin visit at Ceramiracle, I am served with a warm welcome drink -- First Light Signature Tea, an ultimate collagen-boosting beauty tea inspired by Ceramiracle's First Light range of products. Thanks to the combination of jiaogulan, rose, licorice and chrysanthemum, the floral scent is amazing and it leaves a natural sweet note on the mouth.

Don't worry if you are not a fan of floral flavours. The Ageless Cafe also serves over 20 beauty-inspired organic tea blends and delicious cakes. I love their idea of serving healthy brews to educate us on how our diet can give us a skin makeover.

Sipping on the luxurious brew while waiting for my treatment is probably the best thing to do on such a relaxing Sunday afternoon. Oh, did I forget to mention that there is a quick skin health check prior to the treatment? It is good to have the staff understanding my skin condition and giving my skin the best to tackle the issues. 

THE AESTHETICS SALON

Then I head to one of the treatment rooms labelled "Santa Monica" for the signature The Celebrity Medifacial. It uses the latest Beverly Hills inspired technology and products to treat, firm, smooth, brighten and hydrate the face in just 80 minutes.

❤ Just 80 minutes of pure bliss.
❤ No downtime, no pain and no extractions.
❤ Help restore our youthful beauty in just one session.

❤ Price: RM 699 per session
❤ First trial: RM299 (limited to new customers only)
❤ One fixed price - no hidden or unexpected add-ons

Unlike many aesthetics clinic that spoil us with options which may or may not suit our skin, Ceramiracle saves us the hassle by offering only one treatment in The Aesthetics Salon that suits all skin types, age groups, genders and ethnicity.

Step 1: Removal of makeup

Inspired by a day out in Santa Monica, the Celebrity Medifacial treatment starts with multiple steps of cleansing the face to get rid of the makeup residues, impurities, dead skin cells etc.

Step 2: Patented 3D ultrasonic deep cleansing of the face
It features ultrasonic waves that penetrate deep and cleanse the skin more effective.

Step 3: 10-minute Reboot Mask

The Reboot Mask is an additional step, not covered in the standard medifacial package, which is specially applied for better exfoliation. It is a skin softening nutrient-rich clay mask containing ceramides and 25% BFE (BioFerment Essence) that gently lifts away dead skin cells and resets the skin to its original best state.

The result? It smooths, softens and conditions the skin with just one step. I am tempted to get a bottle of this for home use!

After thorough cleansing on the surface, my face is then applied with some cooling gel
to prep the skin for the next step.

Step 4: Arctic Light IPL rejuvenation treatment

A lot of people thought it is laser treatment, but no, it is not. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a non-laser therapy that involves shining highly concentrated and intense pulses of light on the skin. Unlike laser, it is safer and more effective with little or no skin damage.

Plus, IPL works very well on age spots, most brown pigmentation, redness, wrinkles etc while improving skin texture and a dull complexion. I am surprised that the result can be seen within minutes!

Step 5: Deep Stimulation RF
It is a non-surgical step to "reshape the skin surface" by lifting and toning the contours of the face in waves.

Step 6: 3-minute beauty mask to calm and soothe the skin.
It is so comfortable that I fall asleep soundly in the treatment room!

After the mask, a thin layer of First Light Serum is applied onto the skin to instantly hydrate and rejuvenate the skin while it also helps diminish appearance of lines and wrinkles. Being one of the bestsellers in Ceramiracle, it is an all-in-one product to replace your regular moisturizer, serum and essence. How convenient! 

Step 7: Ice cold cryo-toning massage of the face

The final step is a super cooling and relaxing, non-invasive treatment to decrease pore size and wrinkles resulting in clearer, smoother and tighter skin almost immediately. It feels freezing cold on the face! But with the rolling motion, I find it pretty comfortable after a while. 

The result? I am impressed!

As it is my first time doing The Celebrity Medifacial, I am satisfied with the instantaneous result that I have not seen before. I can see the natural glow on the skin immediately after treatment, on top of the softer, smoother and more even skin texture. Love the skin brightening and face lifting effects too! 

For my current large pore condition, it would take several sessions to minimise the pore appearance. But hopefully I wouldn't need to wait too long.

If there is one secret to stay young always, it would be The Celebrity Medifacial.

Verdict:
1. I love the overall comfortable process of Ceramiracle's Beverly Hills-styled medifacial that allows me to sleep like a baby and then wake up with rejuvenated, baby-soft skin!
2. Less worries with guaranteed result - Quick, effective and most importantly, safe for all skin types and all ages. 
3. Highly recommended for those who want to restore the baby-soft-and-smooth skin, and reverse aging. 
4. Revisit? Yes! Definitely for the overall experience with the medifacial (and beauty therapist) as well as the award-winning products including the global cult-favorite First Light The Serum and The Reboot Mask.

For more information, please call +603-7627 6568 or visit Ceramiracle outlet at:

6, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
60000 Kuala Lumpur.

Business Hours: 11am - 8pm daily
Last appointment: 7.30pm
(Prior appointment is required)

Instagram: @Ceramiracle

Friday, July 20, 2018

Professional Instruments Take Beauty Industry to the Next Level

In the ever evolving technology era, we are constantly bombarded with the introduction of new innovations for the skin. What’s the ultimate reason behind it? To stay beautiful. Simple but painstakingly complicated with the new beauty products and machines in the market nowadays. 

There are tonnes of new things that I learn about everyday, and the professional beauty care instruments from secc99.com are some of the good examples.

Treating the skin with natural products is no longer sufficient now without the aid of technology. The brand FIRSTMAN has brought to us plenty of high-tech equipment in the beauty industry such as water oxygen bubble cleaning series, wrinkle remover series, beauty whitening series, home beauty instruments, private and postpartum repair, laser E light hair removal series, Electric Scalp Massager and other healthcare series.

For example, for beauty whitening category, the Vanadium Titanium Microcrystalline Hydro Optical Instrument is invented based on the scientific research findings that each layer of the skin has its own unique structure. Most external beauty products seem difficult to penetrate deep into the skin due to the skin’s molecular structure. As a result, how much do you think the skin can benefit even from the best skincare products? 

That’s where many beauty professionals opt for such aesthetics instruments to help resolve the skin’s issue from the root far more effectively.

Apart from facial instruments, FIRSTMAN completes the beauty journey with its Body Massage Machine. In fact, there are more to discover on its website. Lastly, share with me if you are okay with aesthetics treatments like these? If no, why?

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

IBS Furniture Fair 2018 @ AEON Cheras Selatan, Balakong

Are you looking for furniture / revamping your home / office interior?
Here's some GOOD NEWS I'd love to share with you...

So I stumbled upon this IBS furniture fair ads online, and since I needed to replace one of the old sofa at home, I thought why don't we go check it out? 

And therefore we are here at the neighbourhood mall, AEON Cheras Selatan in Balakong which is only 15-minute drive away from home. At the concourse area (Center zone, ground floor), there is a wide variety of furniture, mainly sofa, as well as beds, mattresses, etc on display. 

It is not as huge as those home and living expo we usually go, but hey the selections available here are pretty wide. And most importantly, the price is pretty affordable! 

IBS Furniture is having great deals on site, and I am tempted to bring those lovely sofa home already!

If you do not already know, IBS Furniture, the one-stop furniture store, has always been known for its PRICE. It offers only high-quality products at the lowest possible price, giving customers the best value anywhere. 

Look at the quality of full leather sofa...more colors to choose from!

 Also, IBS Furniture is crafted with amazing design. See how functional the tiny stools under the arm rest can be!

The bottom line? IBS wants you and I to be happy and satisfied with our purchase.
Did I forget to mention that all designs of sofa here are available in various colors and fabric materials?
Come and look at the catalogue and consult the team to get something that best fits your needs!

A lot of times I am afraid of purchasing high-value items from roadshows because of the main concern on warranty and after-sale services. Don't worry, IBS has so many outlets and factory in Klang Valley; you can always get satisfactory after-sales services from the team. 

Apart from sofa, there are plenty of beds for you to choose from too.


In fact, most of the furniture here are manufactured directly from IBS Factory located in Subang. While some pieces are handmade by IBS team of experts, IBS also offers other great local and imported products at competitive prices.

IBS Furniture Sofa Roadshow
Venue: Concourse area, AEON Cheras Selatan
Date: 17 July - 22 July 2018 (Tuesday - Sunday)
Time: 10am - 10pm

So if you miss this roadshow, you can always buy directly from IBS Factory and see for yourselves the real sofa production and materials used to build your sofa before choosing your ideal piece. Perhaps you can get some inspiration and ideas for your house too. 

Whether you are shopping for a single item or planning for a whole new home interior, I believe IBS Furniture has something that would suit your needs.

IBS Factory
Lot 195, Jalan TUDM,
Kampung Baru Subang,
40150 Shah Alam,
Selangor.

Call: 012-2088048 / 012-6650039
Business Hours: 9am - 6pm everyday

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