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Welcome to my wonderland where I share my experiences as a woman on beauty, shopping, travel & lifestyle. I love taking photographs with my epal phone so most pics you see here is taken with a smart phone!.
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Recent Posts

Free Clinique Custom-Fit Eye Cream (5ml) worth RM50!

3.31.2012


Clinique is back with a collaboration with Women's Weekly to give out free samples of eye cream (5ml) worth RM50. The redemption period starts April 2 - 8, 2012 at Mid Valley Megamall's Metro Jaya Centre Court. There's also a chance to see Clinique's skin experts to find out about your skin conditions and needs with a purchase of RM150 voucher. Book your appointment to find out more :)

Banana Taipei: You Gotta Own It

3.25.2012

do u know what's Banane Taipei?

There's something yellow, something chic, something that's hitting Asia with tote bags that looked like Birkins (and they have lawsuits to prove that). Hermes, a luxury French brand said these bags are infringing their trademark and copyright. However Banane Taipei denied the accusations and they're still going strong now, making waves in Asia and in the US. Who can turn away from these cute bags? They are relatively cheaper, they're eco-friendly, they're handmade (yes! only 6 bags are produced in an hour), they're created by a group of Taiwanese teenagers who love fashion and found a way to let everyone enjoy a Birkin without paying a hefty price for it. A cult fashion hit.

And I say before Hermes wins the lawsuit, you better get a Banane Taipei bag now before it's gone.


the story . the love . the bag

  
from shop to your doorsteps
(watch the Banana Taipei video)

 only 6 made in an hour

the Banana Taipei Party August, 2011

pre-order long Q (Taiwan) rain or shine

Royal Green, Bubble Purple, Fairy Silver n Monster Black

Lavender Grey, Champagne Grey, French Honey Camel n Mystique Brown
12 Colors For The Year

limited edition Banane Yellow

 Lavender Grey for the Sophisticated

French Honey Camel n Champagne Grey
(perfect for Office Ladies)

Tiffany Blue pair it with your Tiffany Ring

Sweet Pink for those Sugar Babies


a must have for any fashionista

 celebrities n media raves about it


www.facebook.com/Banana.Taipei.MY

Now that you have seen the story of how a bag became a fashion cult hit in Asia (and other countries) you'd be asking me, WHERE CAN I GET ONE TOO? the answer is easy yet tough. Banana Taipei Malaysia sent me pm one day asking me to review the bag. First question in my mind was, what is Banana Taipei? and why people are going crazy over it. I googled and ran through websites, blogs and even online shops selling these bags. Some are originals and some are questionable (beware!). Finally by the end of my research, I have become a Banana Taipei fan. I got to have one. For reasons such as I can't afford a Birkin, I wanted to support the craze, I wanted to own something everyone loves, I wanted to be in the in-crowd showing off my Banana Taipei. Heck even the name is so cute. Whatever the reason is, I wanted one and so I finally receive my bag by courier a few days ago.

 don't have to wait 2-5 months anymore
(just contact Banana Taipei Msia)

 OMG! it's a limited edition color
(comes with dust bag, sticker, manual)

can't believe I have a "Birkin" now

original or your money back!

BANANE TAIPEI loves the idea of combining Taiwan's creative, unique and humorous ideas to create a great product. In the spring of 2010, a group of local designers took upon themselves to convey the spirit of Taiwan, and so BANANE TAIPEI was created. BANANE TAIPEI’s determination to fashion is the perfect combination of environmental protection awareness and respect to the local traditional industries. BANANE TAIPEI products are not only limited to creative performance, but are full of love towards the Earth. 100% HAND MADE, WHOLE NATURAL, NON-TOXIC MATERIALS, 100% EARTH FRIENDLY. 100% MADE IN TAIWAN!

watch me talk about Banana Taipei
(and how to spot an original)

 manual, tags and sticker

manual chop - proof of purchase

how to spot an original

OWN A BANANA TAIPEI BAG! 

For more inquiries or you have decided to own a Banana Taipei bag drop a comment/pm to Jamie, Banana Taipei MY (FB) or e-mail bananatpe.msia@gmail.com with the e-mail subject: PLUSIZEKITTEN READER PROMOA RM50 discount is given to my readers and it is inclusive of courier charges. The bags are 100% Authentic or your money back!. Imagine you don't need to Q up at Taiwan or wait 2-5 months for your bags to arrive. At Banana Taipei Msia (FB) you can get it after a few days of placing order :)

*discount not applicable for ongoing promotions or in house promotions.

Earth Hour Suria KLCC


1000 Suria KLCC LED Candles to giveaway!

This Saturday, I'm going to pledge my support to protect the planet by joining the Suria KLCC's Earth Hour event. The event starts at 6pm (registration) and then countdown starts 8pm where the LIGHTS GO OFF. The first 1000 participants will get a Suria KLCC LED Candle to hold when it gets dark. Registration can be done at Suria KLCC FB or on the event day itself 6.00-8.00pm.
Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic mall invites you to be part of the global Earth Hour celebration with over 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries, and pledge your support to protect the planet.
The public can also catch a glimpse of their favourite local celebrities - Joe Flizzow, Cheryl Samad, Sazzy Falak, Bernie Chan, Zizan Nin and Hani Harun who will be there to show their support and share their pledges. Meanwhile, there will be a pledge wall that can be signed from 8.30pm onwards while the crowd enjoys a lineup of eco themed musical performances.

Laneige Opens Its First Makeup Counter

Isetan KLCC - Laneige's 1st beauty counter
Laneige Malaysia opens its first makeup counter at Isetan KLCC on 20th March, 2012 that specializes in offering makeup solutions. This makeup counter comes with a complete makeup service package which includes makeup consultation, services and classes. Customers and visitors alike can learn about Korean makeup trend and specialized Korean makeup techniques from Laneige’s very own skilled professional makeup artist.

With the increasingly popular Korean makeup trends and culture, Laneige Malaysia is all set to share the latest makeup news and techniques to it's customers. With a wide variety of makeup products ranging from BB creams to lipsticks to seasonal shades, Laneige Makeup Counter is the place to learn how to achieve the Korean look today. 


About Laneige Products:
Laneige products are developed using water science as its underlying concept to address hydration issues, which is a common skin problem faced by many. All Laneige products are water based and dermatologically tested and its products worldwide are fully imported from their headquarters in Korea.

Malaysia International Shoe Festival 2012

Malaysia International Shoe Festival

The Exhibition starts from March 29 – April 1, 2012 at the Putra World Trade Center Hall 2, Kuala Lumpur. Pre-event activities include the “Shoe on Wheels”. Our shoe car shall be visiting places all around KL area. There are games and prizes giving throughout the tour to all the supporters. On the 4 event days, there are many highlights, one of which is the “Wedding Shoe Wonderland” which we will exhibit the traditional wedding costumes and shoes of different cultures and various types of wedding shoes that you would never expected before. Beside all these, there is the Rainforest Shoe House, Young Designer Corner, Clog Shoe Making Gallery and many more. 

Event : 3rd Malaysia International Shoe Festival 2012
Venue: Putra World Trade Center (PWTC) Hall 2, Kuala Lumpur-KL, Malaysia
Time/Date:
March 29, 2012 (TRADE) 10:30am - 6:30pm;
March 30, 31, April 1, 2012 (PUBLIC) 10:30am - 8:30pm; Admission is FOC


Event Highlights:
-Shoe on Wheels
-Rainforest Shoe House
-Wedding Shoe Wonderland
-Young Designer Corner (Miniature Shoes)
-Clog Shoe Making Gallery
-Health & Shoe Corner
-Year of Dragon Collection by Professor Dato’ Jimmy Choo


Organizers: Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia; Malaysia Footwear Manufacturers Association & others. For more information, please visit http://www.malaysiafootwear.com/

Don't Ruin Your Clothes!

3.20.2012

Embarrassing Moments (I dare u to watch)

Did you watch my video? I was reenacting a scene where my friends attended a party and a girl wore a white dress but she didn't know her dress was discolored already. Well maybe the right word to use is stained? She didn't realize it until someone told her about it! Imagine her embarrassment! Wait did I mention where it was stained? the area just under our armpits (pardon me) where we "glow". Yes men sweat women glow! we don't sweat - no we don't!

examples of a fashion faux pas!

How on earth can our white tops or dresses get stained by yellowish marks?! Well let me tell you, it's because of the deodorant we use daily. With prolonged use of deodorants, the chemical reactions from our "sweat", deodorant ingredient and material of clothing causes stains our clothes. White marks on black clothes and yellow stains on white clothes. Remember our white shirts from school? the insanely yellow marks that won't go away. That's an example of the horrible embarrassing yellow stain attack.

NIVEA Invisible For Black & White

48h protection from yellow stains and white marks 

warning: yellow stains beware!

Avoid embarrassing moments where you get captured by "frenemies" at parties or gathering by using NIVEA Invisible for Black & White Anti-perspirant deodorant. NIVEA's latest deodorant helps prevent white stains on black clothes and reduces yellow stains on white clothes. Trying not to repeat the same Barbie episode I just did, I bought the NIVEA Black & White spray and roll on from Cold Storage yesterday. The bottle comes in black, white and pink colors for girls and it smells like perfume! The benefits:
  • no white marks on black clothing
  • reduced yellow staining on white clothing
  • 47h anti-perspirant protection and gentle NIVEA care
  • without alcohol and colorants
  • skin tolerance dermatologically proven
I especially like the roll on, it smells lovely like a body perfume. Floral and light :) my whites are going to thank me for it. My boyfriend being a fan of NIVEA (the only deodorant brand he uses) would be changing to NIVEA Black & White from his usual blue NIVEA roll on. Let's hope we don't rush somewhere and neglect our white & black (clothes). 

Vila Manja Review: Manja Afternoon Tea

3.18.2012

Vila Manja's Manja Afternoon Tea

The latest promotion from Vila Manja's Facebook is the Manja Afternoon Tea package. Just taking a peep at the poster makes you want to leave everything behind, get a massage and enjoy the freshly brewed coffee with homemade kaya toast afters. In short, this package offers a 90mins body massage session (30mins hot stone + 60mins relaxing massage) and afternoon tea & snack session for only RM150 (weekdays) / RM180 (weekends) 12noon - 5.00pm. A min of 2 pax is required. The usual rate for just the body massages alone cost RM256 without afternoon tea.



hot buttery toast with kaya


Well all this talking about afternoon tea reminds me of my all time favorite Malaysian comedy TV series Kopitiam. Still remember their opening song? Douglas Lim was my idol that time! The song really blends in well, to get away somewhere for a smile and that's just what I did with my bff Buaya Wing today. We hit the road to Vila Manja and was caught in a terrible jam (Matta fair madness).

I wake in the dawn to showers of light
Moments of emptiness surround
Floating away with auras of hope
But reality brings me... to the ground
What can I do?
What can I say?
I need a place to hide away
Just for a while, just for a smile
Just for the life I used to know

reached Vila Manja (Jln Damai)

an urban sanctuary to escape from city life

Asian inspired Spa experience

warm ambience that melts you away

 ginger tea awaits us before treatment

Before our treatments start, we were given ginger tea to freshen up. Chatted and laughed a bit with the Spa manager, Marianne. A lovely woman who has lots stories to share with us. She explained to us what the Manja Afternoon Tea package was about and that she'll prepare us the afternoon goodies while we get pampered upstairs!

the Chinese room

putting my sarong on

The treatment room was amazingly beautiful, set in red hues and curtains hanging from the ceiling. Each room has its own theme in Vila Manja. There's the Malay inspired rooms and the Asian inspired ones. Ours was obviously a couple room, that looked like a Chinese wedding chamber. My bff and I giggled at the thought of us being lesbians. We put on sarongs on and face down on the beds, eagerly waiting for our masseuse to start their magic. 

The first session was the 30mins Manja Stone Massage where an ancient technique with warm stones immersed in aromatherapy oils are used to massage our bodies. This is the signature treatment from Vila Manja that everyone should at least try once. Contrary to many beliefs, hot stone massage is not using hot burning stones on your body. The stones are warmed up, enough just to be massaged onto our bodies to relieve, soothe or loosen tensions and backache. The stones will not burn you! but if you have delicate or sensitive skin, it's always best to seek the advise of the manager before selecting this treatment.

p.s: the hot stones on my back was great, but hot stones being used on my legs? fantastic!

Next the 60mins Manja Relaxing Massage follows. Using aromatherapy oil, my masseuse uses long continuously strokes to massage my body, the pressure I requested was light (not hard, I can't take hard) and soon after I fell asleep. It was soothing, relaxing and the music in the room was so right in combining all the elements together for a relaxing pampering session. My bff commented that this massage was as good as the other luxury hotel spa we tried a month ago.

wing sleeping after her massage

our afternoon tea awaits us!

toast with fragrant homemade kaya!!!

the special of the day! half boiled eggs with black pepper

we enjoyed our afternoon tea so much! (for an hour plus)



will come back next week for another round!

Overall, I would say this is an unique experience for me. You can hardly find spas around town that serve you tea and snacks after a relaxing massage session. The environment of the spa is also unique to say. Set in the heart of the city, one would get lost trying to find this spa (no signage outside) but once you step into the place, it seems that you have been transported to another dimension where time stood still and your worries leaving you behind. Having your bridal shower or party here is a great idea, the spacious setting and ample car parks around the quiet neighborhood is a steal. I would come back here again :) and this time for the head spa recommended by Marianne for my migraines. I heard a special type of oil is used! oh I can't wait...

For more information regarding Vila Manja or updates on promotions and activities, please LIKE Vila Manja's Facebook Fan page :)


VILA MANJA

Jalan Damai, Kuala Lumpur
Bungalow 41 Jalan Damai, Off Jalan Tun Razak,
55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan,
Malaysia
Tel: +6 (03) 2161 5418
Fax: +6 (03) 2161 5417

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