12 October, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Right Hotel

Picking a hotel is an exciting task. Whether you’re off on vacation or away for business, it’s always fun to go through the listings and find the place with the best pool or coolest rooftop terrace. Yet, with all this choice, sometimes it can be hard to know what to do. This article is the ultimate guide to finding the right hotel.

Do your research
When you finally pick a shortlist of hotels that look perfect for your trip, it’s important to dosome research on each one. At this stage, try their websites out and quickly give yourself an idea of the sort of experience they offer. Make sure to pay attention to things like room rates (if you’re pricing up different options), what amenities are offered, and how far they are from your desired location.

Make a budget
It is important to work out what you are willing to spend on your hotel. This way, when it comes to making a decision, you won’t be pushed into something that doesn’t fit within your budget due to the fact that all your other options are too pricey.

For example, if you want to go on a luxury break, set yourself an upper limit of what you’re willing to spend. This will stop you from getting carried away when looking at the cheapest five-star hotels and making impulsive decisions.

Choose a location
Choosing the right location is key. If you’re going on a city break, try to pick somewhere within walking distance of all the things you want to see and do. At the same time, don’t neglect your accommodation choice merely because you’ve already picked out an ideal place for activities. Sometimes it pays to have a luxury hotel situated by the beach or perhaps on a golfing resort.

Try to keep an open mind about your hotel. Although you may want to go on a city break, for example, if none of the hotels in that area fit within your budget, it doesn't matter. It might be a better idea to go a little further afield and find somewhere that is within your price range but has all the amenities you need.

Find the right space for you
When you’re staying in a hotel, it is all about the little things. It might seem silly, but even just walking around the grounds and looking at the different rooms will give you an idea of what sort of experience you’re likely to have.

These days, hotels are so well kitted out that you can find practically anything you want. From stunning views to great air-conditioning, it's all out there. Some even have fantastic architectural ventilation louvers that can maximize airflow into the room and let in natural light. Be sure to think about what you want your space to do for you before choosing a hotel. Read some reviews

Reviews are a great way to learn more about hotels and the experiences you can expect if you go there. If you’re looking for a place with a pool, read up on which ones have the best and the biggest. If you’re going on a romantic break, check out those with the most luxurious bathrooms or perhaps top-notch cuisine.

04 October, 2021

[BEAUTY] Review: SOS (AI) PLACEN+ Anti-aging Serum

We often heard about human placenta and its benefits in reversing signs of aging, but from the ethical point of view, I personally think it is a major turn off. Until recently I discovered a 100% ethical placenta serum, developed by Science on Skin (SOS) - the (AI) PLACEN+.

Being a cosmeceutical brand established since 2016, SOS is definitely not your ordinary beauty solution. It specialises in the dermatologist-developed formulations which use higher concentration of active ingredients for better efficacy in treating various skin concerns. 

SOS (AI) Placen+ 

(AI) PLACEN+ is yet another breakthrough by SOS, a game changer in the revolutionised anti-aging beauty regime. It is a 100% bioengineered serum containing human-like placenta ("ethical placenta"), which we term as:

❤ Bioengineered placental growth factors (PGF); 
❤ Epidermal growth factors (EGF); 
❤ Insulin growth factors (IGF-2);
❤ Acidic fibroblast growth factors (aFGF); and
❤ Thioredoxin (TRX). 


But don't worry, it is 100% cruelty-free and does not contain any:
❌Animal contents
❌Human contents
❌Parabens, fragrances, alcohols, silicones, surfactants, mineral oils and artificial colourings.
 
All the active ingredients are 100% nanosized for increased penetration and rapid skin absorption, to enhance overall effectiveness. 

SOS (AI) Placen+ comes in 3ml hygienically packed serum vial - containing all your skin needs to get back baby smooth skin:

❤ Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
❤ Stimulates collagen synthesis and firms skin
❤ Improves skin texture
❤ Reduces hyperpigmentation and scars
❤ Reduces blemishes and refines pores
❤ Promotes a smooth and radiant skin

Who should use (AI) PLACEN+:
❤ Recommended for those looking for a complete skin renewal, against fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, dull and lack lustre skin. 
❤ 100% ethical, efficacious and safe - suitable for sensitive skin. 

How to use (AI) PLACEN+:

In this introductory pack which contains 2 hygienically packed serum vials,
it is sufficient for up to 6 days use. 

❤ Shake vial before use.
❤ Cleanse face thoroughly before product application.
❤ Apply a thin layer over face and neck. Allow serum to be fully absorbed.
❤ 1 vial x 3 days use. Use it day and night to experience the rebirth of your skin.
❤ Avoid prolonged or excessive exposure to direct sunlight while using the products. 

*Also available in a complete pack containing 7 hygienically packed serum vials for 21-day use. 

Being a first-time user, I am delightfully surprised by the amazingly lightweight serum texture. Upon application, it feels great on the skin without leaving any discomfort / sticky residue. I love how it helps to brighten the dull skin and smoothen the uneven skin texture too. 

Here's the way towards having beautiful, fair and radiant complexion! 

SOS (AI) PLACEN+ is available at reputable clinics, as well as aesthetic and dermatology practices across Malaysia,
as well as 13 countries in Asia and The Middle East.

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For more information, please visit SOS on:
Instagram: @scienceonskinmy

#scienceonskin #scienceonskinmy #aiplacen #aiplacenplus #nanotechnology

02 October, 2021

[REVIEW] Sudio T2, Your Everyday Audio Companion (with Discount Code!)

Being an avid fan of Sudio, I am elated to hear that Sudio is launching yet a brand-new redesigned earpiece - Sudio T2 - the latest generation of the best-selling Sudio Tolv model.

When it comes to audio companion, nothing beats my experience with Sudio over the past 4 years- from Sudio Tre, Ett and Nio earbuds to the Sudio Femtio speaker. The experience has been great and I am loving how each and every model of Sudio fits into my lifestyle especially in the past year where I spend most of my time working from home.

Having a good earpiece is undeniably an important aspect in my everyday life. This round, Sudio T2 is designed aesthetically beautiful and practical as the sleek new curvy design fits comfortably around the ears without causing any discomfort / fatigue over a prolonged number of hours of wearing it. The level of comfort it provides is definitely a noteworthy point about Sudio T2.

It is also suitable for any ear size from XS to L, as Sudio has tested on over 400 ears before coming up with the multiple sizes of earbuds to meet the needs of diversified consumer base.

The case is curvier than before, again, emphasising on the contemporariness that we all love. Did I forget to mention that Sudio's packaging is 100% plastic-free, hence environment-friendly?

Apart from the time-tested colors such as White and Black, Sudio T2 is also available in the two contemporary shades: Jade and Sand. The Jade color is, by far, the most popular colors among all - which I must agree - it looks so beautiful and shines on its own. I choose Sand color instead, as it is more subtle yet never lacking in terms of style.

Design and appearance aside, I am also impressed with Sudio T2's performance that has shown a great improvement such as enhanced active noise cancelling technology, upgraded quick charging capability and focused beamforming microphones.

As a result, the audio experience is better than before. And I personally enjoy the deeper and more immersive listening experience without any noise interruption from the surrounding. This is especially useful when I am commuting in the train or having my weekly jogging session at the park.

Another remarkable feature of Sudio T2 is the improved technical design that delivers crisp, clean and robust sound quality. Definitely a better listening experience as it promises as always.

Sudio T2 is now available at sudio.com, so feel free to check it out along with the different range of Sudio premium audio devices that suit your lifestyle in different ways. Let's enjoy a whole new dimension of listening experience with Sudio!

Good news! Sudio T2 Pre-Order sales are available now on www.sudio.com/my.
You can pay via GRAB PAY and PAYLATER too.

Here's a 15% DISCOUNT Code for your purchase of Sudio T2 on Sudio website:

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Enjoy your 15% OFF!

For more information about Sudio, please visit:
Instagram: @sudio
#shapingsound

01 October, 2021

Everything that You Need to Know About Traveling With Your Pet

If you are looking to move overseas or are going to be traveling for an extended period of time, then you will probably be wondering how you can take your pet with you. Traveling with your pet is, in general, more expensive and complicated than traveling alone, but as any pet owner will testify, your pet is your family member, and they cannot be left behind. If you are wondering about the logistics of traveling with your pet, then you will probably be left with a lot of questions. This guide is here to help you learn more about the logistics of traveling with a pet.

Should You Fly With Your Pet?
The first question that you need to be asking yourself is if you should even be flying with your pet. There are a lot of factors that will go into making the decision about whether it is best to fly with your pet or not.

Flying can be a very stressful experience for a pet, as it forces them out of their comfort zone into unfamiliar surroundings. While traveling, your pet will be exposed to loud noises, bright lights, a huge number of people, as well as changes in temperature and air pressure. This experience can be very traumatic for pets, so it is vital that you think carefully about whether flying with your pet is the best option.

If you have to get somewhere in a hurry, you will probably need to fly, but that doesn’t automatically mean your pet will have to fly too. As Shiply explains, there are many pet transport options that are often less expensive and easier on your pet than flying. It is worth taking the time to look into all options before you decide to fly with your pet.

Pack The Right Carrier
Whether your pet is traveling by road, in the cabin, or in the cargo of the airplane, packingthe right carrier is key. If you are flying with your pet, then you should check out the airline’s requirements for crates and carriers. As a general rule, your crate will need to be durable, offer lots of ventilation, and have a leak-proof bottom. If your pet is traveling in the hold, you will need to clearly mark the crate or carrier with the phrase “live animal”.

Visit the Vet
Before traveling with your pet, it is a good idea to go to the vet for a check-up. If you are traveling to another country or traveling on a plane, you will need the vet to sign a certificate that states that your pet is healthy enough to ply and has up-to-date immunizations. It is a good idea to check the airline criteria for this to find out when to schedule your vet visit to ensure your certificate is not out of date.
Consider Your Destination

Another vital step to take before traveling anywhere overseas with your pet is to find out what rules your country of destination has. Some countries don’t allow certain pets or have very strict pet quarantine rules. The quarantine can mean that you are separated from your pet for a significant amount of time. They can also be pretty costly, so it is important to check the rule and regulations before traveling.

28 September, 2021

5 Tips for Rejuvenating Your Skin Overnight

Is your skin feeling dull, dry, and tired these days? As the weather changes from summer to fall and it starts to get a little brisker outside, our skin can often suffer. The good news is that there are several things that you can do to help your skin rejuvenate overnight. During the night when we are asleep is when our body goes through many healing processes, and being the largest organ in our bodies, our skin needs sleep too. Here’s what you can do to wake up in the morning with skin that feels soft and healthy.

Get a Better Night’s Sleep:

Your skin will suffer if you are not getting enough sleep. Drinking caffeine too late in the day, working out in the evening, or staying up late on your phone or tablet are all activities that can lead to poor sleep quality or struggling to get to sleep at night. If you often struggle to get to sleep at night, taking steps to try and improve this won’t just leave you feeling more refreshed and energized in the morning - it will also have a positive impact on your skin. Try this sleep drink designed to help you relax and wind down so that you can enjoy a full night of restful sleep.

Use a Good Night Cream:

Using a good night cream will support your skin overnight and help it rejuvenate so that you wake up with skin that feels softer and smoother than ever. Choose a cream that is specially designed for nighttime use. These are often thicker and a little greasier compared to daytime moisturizers. While the brand you use isn’t always important, you should go for one that has a good reputation and does not use any ingredients that could do more harm than good to your skin.

Stay Hydrated:

Being the largest organ in your body, your skin needs a large proportion of the water that you consume – and if you’re not drinking enough of it, then your skin might visibly suffer. Issues like dry, flaky skin and pimples can all be a sign that you’re just not hydrated enough. If you’re suffering from these problems and do drink plenty of water, then it’s a good idea to get professional advice to rule out any underlying skin conditions. However, if you don’t drink a lot of water then you’ll definitely see a difference in your skin when you do. Aim for around two liters per day to start seeing quick results in your skin and your overall health too.

Using FOREO LUNA play plus facial brush with face cleanser
Exfoliate:

Before going to bed and applying moisturizer, exfoliating your skin can make a big difference to its condition the next morning. Exfoliating will get rid of the dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and supple. Ideally, you should aim to exfoliate around once per week. You can do this in the shower using an exfoliating glove or body scrub to remove the dead skin cells from your whole body. For your face, avoid the shower as the water is typically too hot. Wash and exfoliate your face using a facial scrub with lukewarm water.

Use a Cleanser and Toner:

If you go to bed without cleansing your face, this could be one of the main reasons why you’re waking up in the morning with less than satisfactory skin. Cleansing your face before going to bed will make sure that you’re not sleeping in dead skin cells and debris that your skin has picked up throughout the day. Finally, a toner will help to keep the skin hydrated and calm.

During the night, your skin repairs itself. If you’re waking up with skin that isn’t looking its best, try these steps in your bedtime routine.

27 September, 2021

[BEAUTY] Review: Huxley Routine Set - Extra Moisture

When I first heard about Huxley, I was attracted by its tagline "Great things never came from comfort zones". The brand takes pride of its mission to explore the most extreme environments such as the Sahara desert, in search for ingredients that maximise skin vitality.

Made in Korea, Huxley is a contemporary beauty brand that dares to discover unknown ingredients and lead to new solutions for the skin suffering from harmful elements and stress in urban area.

Huxley 'Routine Set' - Extra Moisture

Huxley strongly believes in “minimal skincare, maximum result”, where it specially curates a minimal skincare routine that suits your skin concern while attaining maximum result. So, I have picked the Extra Moisture Routine Set for my dry, flaky skin. 

All Huxley products feature a hero ingredient, Sahara Cactus Seed Oil - a non-comedogenic oil high in Vitamin E and antioxidants, which is revered for its ability to quickly absorb into skin without leaving behind a greasy residue, while imparting lasting hydration and protecting the skin from stress and ageing with its high concentration of antioxidants. 

Huxley Secret Of Sahara Toner; Extract It (120ml) 

To begin my 3-step Extra Moisture journey with Huxley, I apply this soothing toner after cleansing. Powered by Cactus Extract, the toner provides powerful hydration and nutrition leaving skin clean, fresh and balanced.

How to use:
❤ Soak a cotton pad with product and gently swipe over cleansed face in an outward motion.

Texture and feel after use: 
 The non-sticky toner soothes the skin very well, leaving it moisturised and less sensitive.
 
Scent:
❤ Beautiful botanical scent - I feel so fresh and amazing after using it. 

What I like:
❤ It is a great refreshing toner that doesn't add burden to the skin at all. 

Huxley Secret Of Sahara Oil; Light And More (30ml)

As for the next step, instead of the usual water-based essence, we have Huxley’s lightweight oil essence. It is a highly concentrated, antioxidant-rich oil which not only boosts moisture but also provides anti-aging benefits. 

Great for normal to dry skin types, Huxley uses safe and organic-certified ingredients here:
❤ Sahara’s prickly pear seed oil - Rich skin-benefiting antioxidants, vitamin E and linoleic acid.
❤ Sunflower seed oil and Jojoba seed oil - Strengthen skin’s moisture barrier for a radiant skin and smooth complexion
❤ Squalene - instantly hydrates while locking in essential moisture, for soft and supple skin.

How to use: 
❤ Apply 2-3 drops onto clean face after toner and gently pat into skin for optimal absorption. 
❤ Apply daily, morning and night, and follow with cream.

Texture:
❤ Amazingly lightweight and it spreads smoothly over the skin effortlessly. 

Feel after use:
❤ With fast absorption without feeling greasy, the skin feels smooth and nourished instantly after use.

Scent:
❤ Similar to the toner, it has a beautiful botanical scent that literally transports me to the field of greenery. 

What I like:
❤ I love how well this lightweight oil essence penetrates into my dull and dehydrated skin. While it is great for dry and tight skin (especially with flaking condition), it doubles as a remedy for those who have age-related concerns (fine lines, wrinkles, lack of firmness).

Huxley Secret Of Sahara Cream; More Than Moist (50ml)

The last step is Huxley's More Than Moist Cream, an intensive moisturising cream that seals the skin with rich moisture to target first signs of ageing for radiant, youthful-looking skin. 

With 50% Sahara Cactus Extract, a resilient plant that survives in harsh desert climates, this melting oil cream harnesses the power of cacti to fortify the skin with nutrition while locking in hydration to lift and strengthen the skin.

How to use: 
❤ Use after serum and before sunscreen. Apply 1-2 pearl-sized amount of cream onto your palm. Gently apply over entire face in an upward lifting motion. Can be used in the morning and at night.

Texture:
 The balm-like texture cream is dense but nothing uncomfortable for the skin as it melts quickly and penetrates deep into the skin.  

Feel after use:
❤ As it forms a smooth moisture layer on the skin, I can feel the instant smoothness and "protective layer" that replenishes dry and sensitive skin. 

Scent:
❤ Lovely botanical scent. Great for nature lovers!

What I like:
❤ It is highly moisturising and a little of this product is sufficient to envelope the skin with moisture. While it suits all skin types, I think this would be extremely helpful for those with extreme dry skin, delicate and sensitive skin, as well as those with age-related concerns (fine lines, wrinkles, lack of firmness). 

Before VS After comparison - 2 weeks of using Huxley "Extra Moisture" Routine Set

Verdict:
❤ Overall, Huxley "Extra Moisture" Routine Set gives my skin a long-lasting boost of moisture after 2 weeks of using it. With significantly hydrated skin now, it feels smoother and shines with a natural glow. The open pores become less visible too, and it allows for better adherence of makeup. 

Huxley’s products are available online at Shopee and in selected Guardian outlets too.
Be sure to experience the goodness of Huxley yourselves!

For more information about Huxley, please visit:
Instagram: @huxley_malaysia 
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