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Welcome to my wonderland! I write about beauty, shopping & lifestyle topics in Malaysia. I would love to visit Japan & Korea one day, take photographs and immerse myself in life.
  • Top 10 Female Bloggers Msia 2014
  • Founder of The Butterfly Project Malaysia
  • Winner of Cleo's Next Top Blogger Msia 2011
  • X-Head Of Editorial, LivingSocial Malaysia

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Mon Cheri Lightener Review

7.07.2015

brighten your day with Mon Cheri's Lightener

After coming back from Korea, I found a lovely surprise from the folks at Mon Cheri in my pox box. To find out what's Mon Cheri, refer to my introduction post here where I attended their launch in Malaysia (last year). It's a whitening product for the skin which gives a lightening effect after 4 weeks of use. It's been 4 weeks now so I am able to give my comment on this product after applying it twice a day - in the morning and evening after cleansing and toning. It's suitable for all skin types and even sensitive skin. I did not experience any peeling or skin sensitivity after using this product, which just shows how gentle it is. Having said that, I know that this product will not be as effective as pharmaceutical whitening products which could be harsh for sensitive skin type.

Mon Cheri Lightener 30ml / RM160

About Mon Cheri's Lightener
A specially designed lightweight formula which uses a synergistic combination of peptides, niacinamides, plant extracts and natural lactate. These active ingredients were carefully chosen and formulated to tackle not only the already darkened skin complexion and irregularities in pigmentation, but also inhibit the signalling pathways involved in the melanin synthesis to decrease tyrosinase activity. This is the attractive feature of the lightener. Inhibition of melanin synthesis will lead to skin lightening effect, with improvement of photoaging marks and control of hyperpigmentation. It also uses advanced technology to encapsulate the active ingredients and increase absorption into the skin through lipid-lipid interactions.

How To Use:
Applying this formula onto the skin twice daily will help stimulate skin lightening effect for better and even complexion after only 4 weeks. The appearance of pigmented spots will reduce as well. Be amazed in 4 weeks!

The Product:
The quintessential packaging comes with a twist-and-lock cap which works as a pump. Made of plastic, it's outer casing is a glass illusion of well-kept formula waiting to be used. The calming salmon pink floral design on white background, so Mon Cheri.

The Texture & Scent:
The lightweight cream formula gave me a smile under the hot sun. Massaged lightly onto my skin, it disappears in a matter of seconds leaving a shiny effect thanks to the sweet almond oil ingredient. Doesn't feel greasy or oily, when it looks like it. It is not fragrance free so beware you sensitive Rudolf noses out there!.  If you like spas like me, then you'll like the scent it carries - citrus lemon with a hint of rose. The citrus lemon notes grows stronger after the initial burst of flowery notes. This product is made mostly with flower extracts, a Mon Cheri design.

twist-and-lock pump-and-use


lightweight formula from France with fast absorbing technology
non-greasy, gives a shine after use on skin

My Review:
After using it for a month (4 weeks) as stated on the product, I could see improvements in my skin tone but not significant enough to garner a before and after photo. I would expect this from a product that is not chemically laden with harsh abrasives to lighten / whiten the skin. It is gentle enough for a sensitive skin person like me. I don't see my pigmentations lighten (not that I have bad ones to begin with), but my skin has brightened from the result of using this. From my experience of using whitening products, it also dries the skin and with prolong use, the skin starts to peel. I like that the sweet almond oil protects the outer barrier of the skin from drying up. That gets a bonus point from me. The packaging is beautiful, the scent is relaxing and lovely to my senses. The texture gets a big point from me as I am not a big fan of creamy greasy products.

For extremely dry skin, I suggest using a hydrating serum / ampule before applying a whitening product. For oily skin, the shine might make you glow even more during day use, so powder your face to matte the effect.

Ingredients:
Water, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Laurl PEG/PPG-18/ 18 Methicone, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Lauryl Glucoside, Centella Asistica Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Cemellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Strobile, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Oleate, Oliogopeptide-68, Disodiu EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, ROsa Centifolia Flower Oil, Pelagonium Graveolens Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel, Phenoxythenol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphesin.

Where To Buy:
Available at www.moncheriessentials.com/product/lightener at 30ml / RM160. Currently there's a raya promotion where if you purchase this product, you'll get a free Mon Cheri toner worth RM96 + free shipping in Malaysia. Use my discount code PSKittenMC10 for 10% OFF. 


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Polilex - Revolutionary innovation by Malaysian company

7.06.2015

 Amazing Polilex springs a fresh outlook for a better healthier you

Polilex Sdn Bhd today announced the launch of their inaugural product Polilex, a special formulation of water-soluble policosanol which is manufactured in an FDA approved facility in Switzerland, at the company headquarters in Taman Maluri, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Founded and inspired by a group of talented Malaysians, Polilex is a unique invention to provide a platform for everyone to have a better quality of life. The company believes that Polilex is truly WHERE HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY BEGINS.

A branded formulation of water-soluble policosanol developed using nano-technology; Polilex is a natural, food-based and non-toxic policosanol spray and has remarkable health benefits to treat underlying health problems and improving the immune system and physiological functions for disease prevention.

Officiated by co-founder of Polilex, Dato’ Sri Lim Kok Cheang and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Hong Kong Nguan, witnessed by guests, trade partners and members of the media saw the first ever unveiling of the flagship product Polilex. The intimate event also featured a lion dance performance and also a special product briefing by health consultant Dr Angus Tan Peng Kwan, whom shared the Polilex story to all present.

“Our mission is to be a global marketing leader of natural health products and help to improve the quality of life for millions of people,” said Mr Hong Kong Nguan, CEO of Polilex Sdn Bhd.

“We believe in creating opportunities for people to experience a healthier lifestyle for themselves and their families. We have spent several years in research to develop a solution that is a natural, non-toxic food supplement that has no known side effects. All its ingredients are classified by U.S. FDA as a GRAS (generally regarded as safe) product.” he added.

About Polilex 
Polilex is a special formulation of water-soluble policosanol which is manufactured in an FDA approved facility in Switzerland. In human studies, Polilex which contains Policosanol Nanoparticles has shown to be very effective in strengthening the immune system by modulating the nuclear receptors in the nucleus of the cell and thus assisting the body in preventing and fighting diseases, in reducing insulin resistance and in healing itself. Our studies have shown that Polilex targets and improves key biomarkers implicated in diabetes, hyperlipidemia, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, kidney disease, inflammation and auto immune diseases. Unlike prescription drugs, Polilex is a natural, non-toxic food supplement that has no known side effects. All its ingredients are classified by U.S. FDA as a GRAS product.

About Polilex Sdn Bhd
Polilex Sdn. Bhd. is a global direct sales network and e-marketing company with its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and e-business networks in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, USA and other countries. We are a privately held company.

Our flagship product, Polilex, is made from water-soluble policosanol and manufactured in an FDA approved facility in Switzerland. Our goal is to deliver a natural, food-based product that is easy to use but has amazing medical benefits to our worldwide members and customers.

Spritzer Hot & Warm Water Dispenser Giveaway!

say hello to my convenient life!

Working from home is never easy. Who says it is! There's no time frame to when work stops and it feels like I am on standby 24/7. Sometimes I even forget to take a break or go for lunch. There's when a hot and warm dispenser would come in handy. I could make tea or coffee in a matter of seconds and enjoy a biscuit. I don't have the time to boil water, so the Spritzer Hot & Warm Mini Dispenser came just in time to make my life convenient. It takes only 5 secs to get started to dispense hot water. How cool is that?.

Spritzer Hot & Warm Mini Dispenser RM88 (Pink)

 just plug & playand it's ready!

comes with a child safety lock (but I don't have kids so...)

double lock so children don't get into trouble
(e.g get burnt playing with hot tap)

the sucker at the bottom keeps it lock in place

I have the basic mini water dispenser (MWD) and the difference between the Hot & Warm water dispenser is that the basic MWD one doesn't come with the two water temperature option and the table lock (sucker). The table lock keeps the MWD in place. It was annoyingly hard to position it as the sucker (bottom) is strong!!! It gives a pop when I successfully pry it off it's place. I think this feature deserves a mention :) especially in homes with children. Don't want to knock it down and damage the MWD. It isn't actually industrial made for professional use. It's made to be portable, lightweight and convenient for those on the go.

 fit's a 6L or 9.5L (Max) water bottles

Thee water dispenser comes in 4 colour choices - pink, purple, green and orange. My favourite has got to be the pink (haha). Made of ABS and Stainless Steel, it's heating capacity goes up to 90ÂșC, 3L/H. It takes two different water bottles 5.5L or 9.6L which you can buy from the grocer or from http://www.spritzer.com.my (which is relatively cheaper due to online discount + they deliver to your home!). The dispenser is sold for RM70.40 instead of RM88 online. The 6L is sold for RM14.03 instead of RM16.50 and 9.5L RM117.91 instead of RM19.90. Sometimes there's promotion at the supermarkets and hypermarkets, so it could be cheaper :)

Key Benefits of the Spirky Bigger Pack Water Dispenser
  • No delivery hassle, no deposits required (available only in the Klang Valley area).
  • The bottles are readily available in 
  • The bottles are designed to fit nicely on all types of water dispensers.
  • The bottles are light-weight and ecological friendly. 
  • Easy handling, as it does not require too much man efforts to carry the bottle.
  • 50% less PET(polyethylene) material usage compared with the typical 5 gallon bottle 
  • The bottles can be easily packed with the mini dispenser to be sold at retail outlet
Tip: The water bottles are lightweight, eco-friendly and recyclable. 

portable - you can place it anywhere in your home!




Spritzer is giving one (1) lucky winner a mini water dispenser

You won't know I'm telling the truth until you win one (1) Spritzer Hot & Warm water dispenser from my giveaway today! It's real easy, just leave a comment today with your name, e-mail and answer this question "which website can you buy this online?".

Giveaway Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to readers residing in Malaysia only.
2. Giveaway starts today for 24 hours only.
3. Your prize will be delivered to you by Spritzer Malaysia.

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Backpacking around Kuala Lumpur

6.26.2015

I've been sleeping on couches for the past week

So work has been hectic. I'm stressed, exhausted wishing to get away and hide myself somewhere in the city. It's a wonder why the worst things could happened at the time my career takes flight. Yes I am back to work, not that I haven't been working but this work, is what I have been waiting for.

I wish I didn't agree to move in together with a friend. I wish I didn't need to leave my lovely room of where I hid away for several months after losing my home, or supposedly the life I thought I had. Which in a way, I am not one bit regretful of because I am free, free, FREE now as a person. My lil sanctuary is gone, but I have a heaven to build soon.

I've been backpacking with my Herschel Lil' America in grey. The same one Anastasia Steel in 50 Shades of Grey was carrying. In it, the usual - my macbook air, my android phone charger. At one point it was filled with clothes, basic necessities as I slept on couches of those who let me stay the night. For 5 days I was backpacking in Kuala Lumpur, working at cafes and sleeping on friends' couches for the night.

Why was I crashing on couches? Friendship is just like a relationship. When things go bad, one has to give space to another. Clear their minds, space for return. I learn to be the bigger person, even if it hurts and that sometimes, it is necessary to just give space during heated times and take it positively. In this case, my room mate and I will no longer be room mates. A pity but it will be for the best.

In the midst of all these noise, I find myself still calm, still collected, still optimistic about life and still learning. Take things slow, one day at a time Tammy.

P.S: Many thanks to those who welcome me into their homes for the night. It's fun, I feel like a teenager again on a study night.

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Quote of The Day

6.21.2015


"Love is when you realise one day you just want to make that girl happy, and when she's happy you are happy too". A recent conversation with an air steward I befriended. One wouldn't expect a simple explanation to love, would come from a man who led the life of a frequent flyer and like everyone would say, the glamorous life of the well groomed and good looking.

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RedEye 2nd Floor East, Berjaya Times Square

6.14.2015

2nd Floor East, Berjaya Times Square

My recent shopping haul was a trip to Berjaya Times Square's new shopping & eating district called the "2nd Floor East". I would like to call it Upper East Side if I can. It's weird Berjaya Times Square came up with a district name different from all other districts in its mall - Tiny Taipei, 1st Avenue, Central Park. I wonder why the confusion? They should all be named following it's theme but instead they name the district by it's direction - East by floor. While the new district is looking modern and classy with bright lights and new shopping facade, there's very little shopping outlets found here to my dismay. Granted the eateries opens a brand new introduction to eating from the west - east from Korea, Japan, Malaysia, China to name a few but I hope more shopping sites are added. You'll be happy to know The Boat Noodle has it's latest store here.

At the moment, you can find Nichii, The Blues, Hair Depot, RedEye, Rusco, In Linked (the only IT shop selling Iphone & Samsung phone accessories, power banks, line dolls), The Shoe's Bar, Choc Boutique, Kor Por Or (leather accessory - name tags, books, holders, engraving available). Being a fan of Korean style now, I head over to RedEye - Korea's No.1 Accessory Franchise Store. From jewellery, eye, head, bags, shoes to accessories of the latest Korean trend can be found here.

I decided to get a few things to compliment my latest look - a soft cotton cap, large round glasses and two bangles I love the cap and glasses the most. Price range wise, you can get accessorised from RM39 onwards to below RM100.  Here's how I look with it :)

my current look for Summer

the large round eye frame I bought + grey cap

wanted to buy it all if I could
"Harry Potter" glasses haha

The hat was RM58 while the eye frames are at a hefty RM61 (quality is not that great). I still went ahead to buy it because while the quality isn't good, it's one of the best around for cheap frames. I took it to Malaya Optical, Uptown today to be fitted in with prescription lenses (power lenses). Can't wait to see it soon and wear it with my grey cap for Summer!.

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Bloomthis, Luxury Flower Subscription

love getting flowers? then read this

There's a new babe in town and she's known as Bloomthis - luxury flower by subscription. What's by subscription? If you're familiar with the rise and fall of beauty boxes in Malaysia, then you'll know subscription just means a random surprise sent to you by dear courier on a monthly basis. You have no control over what you've purchase and they arrived at your doorsteps in beautiful packaging (most of the time). Now when it comes to flowers, I think it makes sense because girls just love flowers. Surprising her with different bouquet of flowers every week / month seems like the most romantic thing to do.

While Bloomthis isn't a florist and you can't pick your flowers, they do guarantee that all flowers are of premium value and freshly sent every Thursday to your love in a lovely eco-friendly box, where the blooms are neatly packed with lil' tubes of water at each end (they don't drip) and accompanied by lovely printed messages from you.

Aside from that, your love will be getting to know the world of blooms from another card "Know Your Flowers" introducing what flowers she received today.  I think that is a craft addition to the subscription, setting them apart from other online florists in Kuala Lumpur.

bloomthis, luxury flowers by subscription

how it works?

three types of subscription to choose from
(one time, fortnightly & weekly)
 BloomThis is about creating moments of happiness. A gorgeously arranged bunch on a table immediately brightens the entire place; the smell of a blossoming flower brightens of our day; a handcrafted bouquet lifts our spirits.

At BloomThis, we take pride in going at great lengths to find the most luxurious flowers and bring them right to you. BloomThis offers one-off deliveries or you can subscribe to regular deliveries of fresh flowers sent either weekly or fortnightly a month. Our bespoke flower boxes are uniquely designed to fit in specially handpicked flowers that are sure to delight you. There are no secrets but tonnes of surprises, as you’ll never know what flowers you will get each week until you unbox them. Some may interest you, some won’t, but once in a while you will stumble upon flowers that will leave you in awe!

That’s what we are about; BloomThis regularly sends you (or the lucky person you're sending to) beautiful flowers fresh from the farm. Because life is beautiful and is always filled with surprises, we want to bring you moments of beautiful surprises every time!

Of course I agreed to review Bloomthis.co and put them to the test. I ordered a box last week and sure enough by Thursday morning, the courier was at my door. Excited, I took the box and ran into my house, examining every inch (noticing breathing holes on the sides, so that's how they do it). The brown box it comes in is rectangular, hardy and recyclable. A lovely sticker in the middle seals the box, making it quite chic. I unveil the box to find two notes, tucked underneath a red ribbon. The fonts and design of the notes, impressed me. This surely is luxury.

Two notes - the first note a message from Bloomthis to me with a lovely quote behind that says "Because dreams are meant to be real". The second note, is the "Know Your Flowers" introducing me to what's in my box today. An arrangement of Celosia, Gerbera, Liatris and Berry. I find the mix quite refreshing and wild, though I am no fan of Gerberas the wild flowers got my brownie points. Behind this note, instructions how how to care and prepare your blooms to be placed in vases. 

the packaging

each flower stalk comes with a tiny water tube at each end

Gerberas - blooms of the week

Celosia, Liatris & Berry a vibrant, wild side to your blooms

At RM69 for a box (one time subscription) I think it's pretty decent if you add in the equation of delivery charges which is normally from RM20 - 25 on an average depending on locations by online florists. The fact that the flowers can be freshly delivered every Thursday and from my observations, they were fresh upon me receiving it even up till the next day in the box, can't be compared to online florists who has been monopolising the market with high price flowers, some not even freshly presentable. Such disappointments can be replaced with new players in the market like Bloomthis, minus the fact we can't pick our flowers, the notion of getting it on a whim excites any hot blooded girl.

The more boxes you subscribed to, the price goes down. A fortnightly subscription at RM98 (RM49 a box)  and a weekly subscription at RM176 (RM44 a box).

Take this chance to impress any girl, your girlfriend, your wife, or your best pal. I don't mind getting a weekly box from my admirer (if you're out there, Bloomthis has my address!). Subscribe today a http://bloomthis.co.

Look out Kuala Lumpur, romance is just about to bloom.

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