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Estee Launder Beauty Playround Sunway Pyramid

1.26.2016

Estee Launder launches #beautyplayround

Imagine a beauty playground with 6 different activities to play in. Each section gives you total freedom to do what you want. You can take selfies, share pictures, test out make-up, get skincare advises, and have makeovers. A playground made for beauty enthusiasts. It's every girl's dream come true (and mine too, if I could have this in my very own home).

That's what Estee Lauder came out with recently with the opening of it's latest one of a kind concept store #beautyplayground; the first in the world. Catered to the millennials, the generation that's currently dominating the shopping scene. Millennials are gen y babies (early 1980s -  early 2000s).

It's no surprise that Sunway Pyramid was picked for this very beauty playground. Popular with students because of the surrounding colleges / unis, this mall makes the perfect place for Estee Lauder's fun, refreshing and exciting #beautyplayground. 


come play a Estee Lauder #beautyplayground

When you stepped into the #beautyplayground you'll be taken on a transformational journey at six play areas created by Estee Lauder. The 1st stop "Glow On" is where you can speak to Estee Lauder's professional beauty specialists from the "Dream Team" on skincare tips. There's a big touch screen at this area for you to vote on what your skin care goals are - bright skin, beautiful skin or radiant skin. I voted beautiful skin.

fyi the "Dream Team" has makeup demos every weekend to inspire girls!

2nd stop is "Glam Up" where you can have fun playing with all the make up. 3rd is "Get Polished" where you can find nail art inspirations, test out nail colours to match your looks and lipstick shades. "Mix & Mingle" the 4th stop is a wall of Estee Lauder's latest fragrances. Figuring out what to give to your girlfriends on their birthdays? Check out the 5th stop "Gift & Guide" where ideas for the perfect gift can be found.

The last stop? "Strike A Pose". Nothing beats ending your beauty day out with a selfie taken right at the store's digital photo wall to show off their new look. This isn't just a normal photo wall, it's loaded with background to suit your mood or style of the day. You can have Kendall Jenner the 'it' girl and face of Estee Lauder on one of the backgrounds in New York city. 

1st play area - Glow On (Skincare)

2nd play area - Glam Up (Make Up)

3rd play area - Get Polished (Nails)

4th play area - Mix & Mingle (Fragrance)

5th play area - Gift Guide (Gifting Ideas)

6th and last play area - Strike A Pose (Selfie)

If you can't go to the playground to play, you can go online shopping at Estee Lauder's new site www.esteelauder.com.my. It's loaded with promotions, exclusive Kendall Jenner stories, beauty bloggers sharing their beauty tips and tricks. I've seen the site and it's pretty impressive imho! If you're planning to visit Estee Lauder's one of a kind concept store in Sunway Pyramid, don't forget to "Strike A Pose" and hashtag #beautyplayground. Who knows your picture might pop up somewhere.

Congratulations Estee Lauder and thank you for inviting me and the Butterfly Project Beauty & Lifestyle Bloggers' Community to grace the launching of #beautyplayground. 

GrabCar Unlimited RM5 OFF Klang Valley

1.22.2016

travel from RM2 onwards this 22 - 27 Jan

Starting next week I'll be travelling from Damansara Perdana to Bangsar for work. The good thing about my office being at Bangsar UOA is that there's a connecting LRT. Bad news? There's no LRT at Damansara Perdana *bah*. Was thinking how am I going to afford paying for all the taxi / uber rides until I saw GrabCar's Promotion offering RM5 off their fixed fares for unlimited rides to and from hotspots in the Klang Valley from 22nd Jan - 27th Jan, namely at the following:
  • Bangsar (inclusive of MidValley Mega Mall and KL Sentral)
  • KLCC (including Jalan Bukit Bintang) 
  • Mont Kiara (including Publika) 
  • Bandar Utama (including 1 Utama Shopping Centre), and
  • TTDI. 
FYI: Only for Credit / Debit Card payments on GrabCar.

Love, Waffles & Pancakes

1.21.2016

introducing our new kitchen toy - Tefal Snack Collection

My domestic days are not over. Granted I had tried to be a "Stepford Wife" to that [insert your best ex name calling label], I am now happily in love with a new found man that I nicknamed Baby G. And like all couples who started dating, our favourite couple activity is to eat. Dine-in, take-out, delivery, cooking; anything to do with food you'll see us exchanging glances and giving comments to each other like Master Chefs. Looks like the weight I lost has found its way back home *sigh*.

Girlwill Ice Green Corn

diy gardens in a pot

Last month, I visited Manila, Philippines and bought a bunch of stuffs back. Just souvenirs from Happy Skin and cute potted herbs and plants from a mall near Greenbelt, Makati. Sorry I don't remember the name anymore because there's just too many connecting shopping malls! *confused*. Anyway I kept one pot for myself to grow, which is Girlwill's Ice Green Corn. I think this costs about RM5. I love corn so I'm going to try my green thumb on growing corns on my balcony. Corn needs height (space) and lotsa sun. Grow my corn, grow. Let mummy see you grow. 

Revolut - Shop Globally with Zero Fees

1.16.2016

the new way to instantly send & spend
money globally with zero fees

Just want to share something short and sweet today. If you're a frequent traveller or are going to overseas using Pounds / Euro / USD then you should consider applying for this travelling credit card. It's like a prepaid credit card that you can use overseas for shopping and paying. It gives you the best exchange rates so you don't lose out without any extra fees (except for wherein your bank charges for that). A more detail information can be read from https://revolut.com.

Say Hello Moisture!

1.14.2016

the Indeed Labs Hydraluron review

If you're one of those who's not into magical potions the industry cooks up, then say hello to Indeed Labs, a brand that's been reviewed by beauty bloggers overseas and loved by many. They called this the product that doesn't bullshit. Funny right? What they meant was this product does what it says, simple as that. Surprisingly they're not very magical in terms of putting a variety of ingredients that does x, y, z to your skin. That may be good news to those who aren't into beauty cocktails since there are people who have allergies or sensitive skin.

For instance, my sister has skin like a model on pms. Products I loved and raved, would be the ones she stays away from. Even when I thought that ginger mist spray would be great for her, it made her bright red. Maybe it's the ingredients? maybe it's the artificial scent or colouring used. Who knows until she do an allergy test which in Malaysia isn't cheap. Thankfully my sensitive skin isn't Naomi Campbell level but I'm still careful on what I put on my face don't bloody care if it's free or not, my face isn't free



"Prevention is better than cure. Scars are expensive"



With the El Nino heat wave hitting us, I was grateful that Watsons Malaysia sent me three hydrating products from Indeed Labs' Moisture range - Hydraluron. I brought them on my 10D9N Bali trip last month and they saved my skin from being BBQ. This is my first time using and already there are a few positive points I can share :) - nice clear texture that absorbs quickly without the sticky feeling.

my bag of treats to beat the El Nino heat


What's Indeed Labs? Indeed Labs is a cosmetic company popularly known for their star product - Nanoblur (skin perfecting cream) the hd camera ready skin. They believe in educating women in using well-formulated products without inflated costs over packaging that gives little or no results. Simple, straightforward, safe and at an affordable price point.

Price wise, I wouldn't say they are expensive when compared to over the counter brands. Maybe slightly more than the mass consumer brands found in drug stores. The beauty about the moisture range is that it contains Hyaluronic Acid (star ingredient). Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the dermis that acts as a sponge by absorbing and trapping water. Its quantity and quality decrease with age. Several cosmetics contain hyaluronic acid as do the majority of wrinkle filling products.


the Hydraluron trio - serum, mask & jelly moisturiser

THANK GOD I brought them on my trip because Bali was freakin hot!. It was supposed to be the rainy "wet season" but boy was the sun up there everyday staring at me. I am half-baked by the end of my trip. Sunblock could only do so much. My skin was turning into a dried up prune, all itchy and red. White spots started appearing after a day at the beach. Then I forced myself to religiously hydrate my skin day and night using these products so you betcha your ding dongs I have things to say today.

Hydraluron Moisture Serum

The ultimate daily facial moisture serum that starts where your moisturiser stops. Hydraluron™ moisture serum contains a pure form of hyaluronic acid, an incredibly hydrating ingredient that holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water.  Red marine algae helps with maximum delivery.  The result – better hydrated, moisture nourished, plumped up skin.  

1. Hydraluron Moisture Serum 30ml RM115.60
Now I really like this serum. It's no bull crap that this works. If you're looking for a hydrating serum, this one contains pure Hyaluronic Acid that's going to help hold whatever moisturiser you put on your face. To put simply, it's the water magnet. Our body makes this but as we aged, the factory just slows down. Using a serum, we strengthen the magnet's ability to pull water from the surface back in to keep us hydrated and young. Yes a plumped up well-watered skin makes us look like we're not the dried up prune from the dessert.

Plumps ups my skin. Cheeks feel soft and bouncy after I "press press". I used this before moisturiser jelly or moisture mask.

The low down? Its ingredient mainly works to "attract" and "hold" water so you need to water your skin after applying this serum. The secondary ingredient red marine algae supplements this serum as an anti-ageing sidekick but you still need a moisturiser.

The texture is thick clear gel that's kinda stick but once you massage it onto your skin, it dries up to a silky feel. Not greasy, not oily. Barely there with no scent.

BENEFITS:
  • Reinforce skin's natural short and long term moisturisation
  • "Plump up" skin tissue to restore elasticity and firmness.
  • Reduce skin roughness and provides a soft, smooth and silky texture to the skin.
  • Boost the action of your moisturiser by stimulating cell turnover resulting in an improved absorption of active ingredients to the skin.
HOW TO USE?:
Smooth a small amount of hydraluron moisture serum over cleansed face before applying other creams or lotions. Use morning and evening.

INGREDIENTS:
Hyaluronic Acid:  An innovative form of hyaluronic acid - a breakthrough in safety and purity - with very low molecular weight that can reach the deep skin layers to boost the skin's ability to moisture itself, to minimize the appearance of deep wrinkles and improve skin's elasticity. Clinical trials with hyaluronic acid, applied twice a day for 8 weeks showed an increase of skin's elasticity by 27% and a reduction of skin roughness by 10%.

Red Marine Algae: Bio-engineered Strain of the Red Marine Algae (Ahnfeltia concinna) increases cell turnover, firmness, elasticity and smoothness and brings about fine line reduction. It also contributes excellent skin feel and moisturization properties.

WATER (AQUA / EAU), PROPANEDIOL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, AHNFELTIA CONCINNA EXTRACT, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CARBOMER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL

Hydraluron Moisture Jelly
hydraluron™ moisture jelly uses a combination of 5 scientifically proven ingredients to help provide instant and sustained moisture to skin. Suspended in a hyaluronic acid matrix this refreshing jelly features PatcH20™, a micro network complex that helps to lock in moisture leaving skin soft, supple and glowing. Pair with hydraluron™ moisture boosting serum for optimal results.

2. Hydraluron Moisture Jelly 30ml RM105
Now this has become a popular hit in Watsons. The brand manager Amanda told me they had to restock this because it was sold out!. What I liked about this product is the packaging. Whoever designed this thank you!. It's more hygienic than the usual scoop and use tubs or tubes. This one here is a pump so less bacterial contamination. One pump is all you need to keep hydrated for the day.

I can't say no to a sexy jelly moisturiser!

The texture is really like jelly! (that's why they named it moisture jelly). It's a transparent, fragrance free moisturiser that's refreshing and soothing. Like the serum, only thicker it gets absorbed quickly and does not leave a sticky feeling. There is a protective film layer feel on skin, not that obvious as it's more soft and smooth film layer than a silicone layer feel. I sometimes put this in the fridge during a hot day to chill before using. Just gives that extra icy cool feel on my hot cheeks. 

The low down? I think it is pricey at RM105, only RM10 cheaper than the serum. Since this needs to be paired together with serum for better results, I think pricing it down at RM80++ would be more attractive to entice new users to try this jelly coupled with the serum. Anyway, it doesn't look like there's a lot of product in this tub considering a pump is 50cents size. Mine is almost finished after a month. Maybe I'm using it too religiously. I took this into the pool and water gets trap in the packaging's dual layer bottle. No idea how to drain it now (nvm).

BENEFITS:
  • This refreshing moisture jelly moisturiser can be used both morning and night
  • Provide immediate and long lasting moisture protection
  • Helps skin regain optimal moisture levels
  • Defend against moisture loss and creates a protective film on skin’s surface
HOW TO USE?:
Apply a pea-sized amount to clean skin, morning and evening. Use daily and pair with hydraluron moisture serum to hydrate beneath the surface, while the hydraluron moisture jelly moisturiser provides the ultimate topical moisturisation. Suitable for daily use, in the AM and PM. Formulated for all skin types. 

THE INGREDIENT: 
Within this unique formulation is PatcH2O™, a micro network moisture complex, which saturates the skin with fast-absorbing ingredients and powerful Fucogel®, which helps to form a protective film on the skin’s surface to defend against moisture evaporation.  At the same time hyaluronic acid works to help improve hydration levels and stimulate collagen production, leaving skin plump and with improved texture.

WATER (AQUA / EAU), GLYCERIN, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERETH-26, CARBOMER, GLYCERYL POLYACRYLATE, TREHALOSE, UREA, STRELITZIA NICOLAI SEED ARIL EXTRACT, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, DISODIUM EDTA, SERINE, BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1, ALGIN, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, PULLULAN, SODIUM HYALURONATE, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL

Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask
Introducing the ultimate facial moisture mask that uses 3D timed release hyaluronic acid. hydraluron moisture mask has a 3D enzyme structure which allows for a slow release hyaluronic acid over time, for longer, lasting relief from dry skin. The result – better hydrated, moisture nourished, plumped up looking skin.
3. Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask 20g RM21.10
Now this mask shocked the daylights out of me when I saw the price tag. It was freakin-ding-dong expensive for a sheet mask. I was like why is it freakin expensive and also the fact that the store has only 1 or 2pcs left on the racks made me question it again. Why is people buying this freakin expensive mask?!. I read the description and checked out reviews online, even asked my blogger friends if they tried this. The feedback? good mask.


time release moisture mask? what kind of sorcery is this

So this freakin expensive mask is a special mask. This is like the hydrating sheet masks in the market that but only better. It's a 3D time release hyaluronic acid mask that hydrates your skin from inside for 24hours, slowly releasing hydration from beneath. Drenched and dripping with the unique, concentrated hyaluronic acid formula, I used it on my neck, hands and legs after my face enjoyed 15mins of it.

The sheet mask is made of paper and is larger so it's covering more than my face. I use this on a emergency post-beach day, coming back to my villa all brown, crisp, hot, dry and dehydrated. This really gave me the 101 relief I needed because I had to put on make up at night for my birthday dinner and the last thing any girl needs is a cakey, flakey, powdered skin in front of her date. SO I'm really impressed this saved my birthday dinner night. 

The low down? I'm still not happy with the price. Wish it was cheaper so I can hoard it at home to use regularly.

BENEFITS:
  • long lasting intense hydration
  • 3D time release hydration up to 24 hours
  • concentrated hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated inside
HOW TO USE?
Cleanse and dry face.  Gently unfold hydraluron moisture mask and place over face. Press in place with finger tips.  Let sink in for 15 minutes.  Gently massage in any remaining serum. Follow with moisturiser.  Use once or twice a week for optimal moisture relief.

INGREDIENTS:
WATER/AQUA/EAU, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-75, PHENOXYETHANOL, PEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CARBOMER, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, DISODIUM EDTA, TOCOPHEROL, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM HYALURONATE CROSSPOLYMER

check out the bamboo powder scrub cleanser!

What's the other product in that cute luggage?
I needed a gentle face scrub so I purchased the Indeed Labs Exfoliator RM89 @ 75g to complete my "hydraluron" experience (call me crazy). This is nice because it's in powder form; made with bamboo extract, rice bran powder, okinawa red algae, hyaluronic acid and pineapple enzymes. I can cleanse and exfoliate at the same time. It's kinda cool to pour out powder, mix with water and foam it up to scrub the face. Vogue UK also votes it as one of the best powder exfoliators. More info click here.

I wish I could do a giveaway but I'm hoarding all these for myself! I'm half way finishing all my stash, and I would repurchase the serum since I have dry skin =_= issues. I wonder if these are suitable for my sister to use. If only they have samples then I can pass some to my sister to try. Finding the right skincare is hard sometimes. Not everyone is blessed with rhino skin to try everything in the market.

For more information about Indeed Labs visit http://indeedlabs.com and Watson's Malaysia website if you're too lazy to go purchase it from Watsons stores near you. If you want to hunt for promotions or updates about Indeed Labs do like Watson Malaysia's FB fan page fb.com/watsonsmalaysia. Also available at Muse by Watsons, Sunway Pyramid.



***GIVEAWAY ALERT***



**The Getaway Moisture Kit Giveaway worth RM400**
(Hydraluron Serum, Mask, Jelly + Vanity Flask)

OMG yes! Watson's says I can do a giveaway!!! The cute mint green luggage, the Hydraluron Moisture Serum, Moisture Jelly and Moisture Boosting Mask along with that camera you see in the picture? It's actually a novelty flask. A camera shaped water bottle necklace :) interesting right? I hunted it down from Typo sales *feeling proud*.

As for consolation prizes, I'm going to give out 3 Hydraluron Moisture Serum worth RM115.60 each to my readers who wants to try it for themselves! Tell me how it fares okay? I want to know if we're on the same page haha.

To join just leave a comment in this post with your name, e-mail and tell me "Why you want to try the Hydraluron Moisture Serum". Giveaway starts today and ends 22nd January, 2016.

Terms & Condition:
1. Open to all Malaysian readers residing in Malaysia.
2. Winners will be announced on 30th January, 2016
3. Prizes will be arranged and courier to you in February, 2016.


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