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Monday, April 29, 2013

Room8008 Hamper Promo

Hi all! Just one to share a belated promo that Room 8008 had. This is one boutique on my favorite list as she brings in such cute clothes! They get swapped so fast, a good half of them are gone before you see it on her site ;A; Anyways, once a year, Room 8008 releases 50 hamper bags of randomly mixed clothes, shoes and accessories for an affordable price. The concept is just like the Lucky Bag concept in Isetan :)

This year, the hamper contains a mix and match of clothes, bags, shoes and accessories all selected and paired up by the owner herself! The hamper comes in recycle bag with Room 8008's label on it and each hamper is worth RM150 to RM200. The sweetest deal is that all these hampers are up for only RM39.90!!!! All the hampers were sold out within AN HOUR @__@ and thankfully I manage to snag one hehe~ XD

Went to collect from her shop :D
Room 8008 has a physical shop located on the 7th floor of Berjaya Times Square. I went to collect the hamper from her rather than having it delivered as it's been awhile since I last browsed her shop :) Doesn't the shop look super cute? :D

Shoes and accessories on display
Lots of colourful clothes available for any occasion :D
All the hampers prepped to be sent out to her eager customers!
Me and the owner of Room 8008, Ms Chen. Coincidentally, the sailor top I'm wearing was bought from her store :P
She'll be getting more new stocks pretty soon, so keep track of her new arrivals at http://room8008.blogspot.com/ or her Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/roomchen?fref=ts In the mean time, check out what I got :D

Dress, pants and cropped top all for only RM39.90~ :D
Crap I realize I did a lot of shopping this month @___@ Too many good bargains T3T....... Checkout my hauls from Zalora next! >w</

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Keratin & Scalp Hair Treatment @ Glamor House, Bangsar

More girly time! The last time me and Audrey went for a pampering together was for the manipedi at Pavilion. This time is hair treatment! XD I wonder will we be going for massage next just to complete the whole bestie pamper session from top to toe lol.

Spotted that Groupon had a Keratin Hair Treatment deal on their site. I got to know about the Brazillian Keratin Hair Treatment from Tammy's blog, you can read about her experience here. The treatment looks so promising but at a cut throat price of RM500 onwards, it wasn't something I could afford especially when the treatment can only last 2-3 months =(.

The deal I got from Groupon :D
The Brazillian Keratin Hair Treatment is not your normal chemical treatment. Most would think that it's like rebonding or any other straightening treatment but it's actually more of a restoring treatment. The Brazillian Keratin Hair Treatment is designed to help reduce frizziness, restores shine and strengthens hair. 

Other benefits of the Keratin hair Treatment include
  • Reduce need to use styling tools
  • Reduces blow drying time by 40%
  • Hair is shinier and silkier 
  • Repairs damaged hair\
  • No known side effects
Seems like a one stop solution to have fabulous hair right? Yea.. that's how I got suckered to getting that deal :D (same goes for Audrey haha!)

The Groupon deal package includes
  1. 1 hour Keratin Treatment (RM650 value)
  2. 30 minute scalp treatment (RM130 value)
  3. 30 minute wash, blow and styling (RM50 value)
Glamor House is set in a bungalow located in the heart of Bangsar, it's located along a small lane right before the Petronas station at Jalan Maarof. If you're not careful, you could miss the turn easily like Audrey did HAHA.
Glamor House!
There's parking in front of the bungalow but it was full to the brim when I arrived but don't fret, there's always illegal parking on the side of the road 8D *gets slapped* As you can see, Glamor House also provides other pampering services like facials, manipedi, slimming and aromatherapy treatments. There's even a playing area for the kids so that busy parents can enjoy their pampering session with ease.

Hair Styling section
The hair stylist section has glass windows overlooking the busy road of Jalan Maarof so you can see whether it's 'safe' to leave the salon before the traffic catches up LOL XD. Quite a spacious area but only able to fit up to roughly 6 customers. There's also a mini bar area there so they serve you some drinks during the long treatment hours.

Audrey started first since she arrived first
The stylist started of with the scalp treatment first. The scalp treatment deep cleanses and clears up all the grim and dirt from the scalp while relaxes, protects and soothes hair.

Hair carefully separated according to sections to apply the treatment
After applying the treatment, the stylist then started massaging the scalp to improve product penetration, stimulate the blood vessels and nerves under the skin while calming the tension on the neck and head :D Super love the massage as the stylist massaged the same areas twice. The treatment was left on for about 10-15 minutes, after a while, I felt a cooling sensation on my head, like a whole of mentos melted on my head lol. I guess it could be the product taking effect :D

Next came the Keratin treatment!

Audrey's hair partitioned to sections

Hair was partitioned to sections allowing the treatment to cover all areas. There was no small from the treatment which kind of surprised me as I've read that some girls went for the keratin treatment and there was a bad smell while they were having their treatment. The smell was so toxic that the hair stylists wear masks during the treatment Turns out, the Keratin treatment used at Glamor House has no Formaldehyde-free :D so it's very safe.

Although Formaldehyde-free treatments are safe, they don't last as long as the Keratin treatment promises. I got to know from the stylist that their Keratin treatment only lasts for 1 1/2 months! but the duration can be extended as you continue to do it often. Sad fact for me since I can't afford to pay the actual price :( but I appreciate his honesty and good to know that the salon used the Formaldehyde-free formula as Formaldehyde is very toxic and can cause immediate short term irritation of eyes, skin and upper respiratory tract.

She seems happy with the result? XD;;
The treatment is left on for 20 minutes then the stylist seals it using the heat of a flat iron
You can start to see the result of the treatment :D
I enjoyed the service at the salon :D, the staff is really friendly and always concerned for your comfort hehe. After the treatment, he told us we could enjoy 2 more treatments at the same price we paid for Groupon! but sadly it has to be paid in advance. I wasn't so keen on it as I wanted to wait out and see more of the results of the treatment so I declined >< Happy to say he didn't push us to sign on the package :)

After the treatment, we weren't allowed to wash our hair for the next 48 hours. I thought it was gonna be 48 hours of pure hell as from my previous experience, my hair already gets greasy, full of grime and itches like mad after the first day. To my surprise, my hair still remained fresh and grime free after the first 24 hours, only at the last half day did I start to find it greasy.

Right now it's been a week after my treatment and I'm quite happy with it. There's less hair attached to my comb now :P A bit sad that I can't afford this treatment to maintain my hair.

Glamor House
No. 3, Jalan Riong, off Jalan Maarof,
Bangsar Kuala Lumpur 59100

Tel: 03-2283 4868 (Call 10am - 7pm daily)

Site: Glamor House (Still in construction)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Thoughts on the Bag of Love

I first heard about the beauty box trend when VT debuted their beauty box in Singapore. It didn't take long for the fad to reach our shores and to date, we have about 7-8 beauty box brands available locally. Each offering an assortment of brands under their belt.

Truthfully I was quite interested in trying out the beauty box experience myself... but none of them have captured my interest so far.... until the Bag of Love came along and snuck itself into my 'To Buy' list! Oh noesssssss *dies*

The Bag of Love is one of its kind as it's a 'beauty box' that comes to your doorstep in a bag :D Founded by Mi Mi Teh, a former beauty writer for some of Malaysia's top women's magazines. The products are carefully selected and packaged by Mi Mi herself! and it comes at an affordable price of RM39.90! Given the chance, I would love to experience the Bag of Love myself for so many reasons *O*/

1. Dat Bag! 
Picture credits to Bag of Love
Check out their debut bag for the month of March. I'm totally impressed at the effort done for this bag *O*, colors remind me of Victoria Secret merchandise It's not noticeable in the picture but even the bag itself has its own golden label! :) Not only that, the contents of the bag are also just as impressive as the bag itself. By the way, the bag designs change every month which is just awesome hehe~ just perfect since it'll be weird to have the same bag design every month @_@.... we'll end up having lots of spares at home LOL

2. The Promise: 5 Deluxe Samples

Contents of their March debut box
Look at all those itemsssss *O* they're all deluxe samples and there's even a full size brush!!! The amount of items in that bag are definitely worth every penny spent! I like that there are no sachet samples in the bag as we can always get those kind of samples free from the counter. On top of the 5 deluxe samples, they've also thrown in a couple of surprises like a free movie pass and also gift vouchers :D

3. Personality, I like :)

Unlike other brands, Bag of Love has a cute mascot representing Mi Mi herself :) +100 points from me as I loved how Bag of Love has been using the mascot to communicate with the fans. I do feel a close connection to the brand already and I haven't even subscribed yet XD;;

4. Surprises That Just keep Coming
Last but not least, the little hints that Mi Mi leaves on the Facebook page just keeps me coming back for more <3 Just to drop a hint here..... :D
Bag of Love's theme for April :D
There's also more hints about April's bag, just head over to their Facebook page or their website~
Facebook: Bag of Love
Website: Bag of Love

To top it up, Bag of Love will be collaborating with The Butterfly Project to host the very first on-site unboxing event where 30 bloggers will be invited to a Tea Party where they can experience the Bag of Love together! What's more, the tea party will be held at Delectable by Su!!!!! <insert squealing here!!!!!!!> Pretty gals with pretty desserts to 'unbox' a pretty bag full of love together!!! ( °٢°  ) *wipes drool*

First Unboxing Tea Party!
To find out how to get your exclusive invite to this tea party, be part of The Butterfly Project group to find out more~ :D Better quickly post your entry fast as there's only 3 days left!!!

Hope I'll be able to go~~~  o(>< )o o( ><)o

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Just Gorgeous, Just You, The Great Guardian Makeover 2013

Guardian's Great makeover Event is back for its 6th consecutive year and this year! With the theme Just Gorgeous, Just You, the Great Guardian Makeover is aimed at empowering its customers to discover and achieve a look that brings confidence and satisfaction. The event was held at 1Utama Shopping Centre (Old Wing) ground floor concourse.

On the stage were 3 dancers posing gracefully throughout the event
Society now is very competitive with both women and men are increasingly aware of the need to look good. Personal grooming is very important in our daily lives as first impressions are very important. I for one am well aware how important personal grooming is but have never bothered to groom myself before leaving the house XD;; I'm not one to dress up as I'll constantly keep checking to make sure my makeup is intact or my shirt buttons are all buttoned... nevertheless... I'm always keen to check out new tips for grooming also also makeup tips for cosplay purposes :P

Over 18 participating brands for the Great Guardian Makeover and each comes with a wide range of products! Participating brands include: L'Oreal paris, Maybelline New York, Alcon, Avene, Blackmores, Bio Essence, Brands, Enchanteur, Guardian, Hada Labo, Neutrogena, NH Detoxlim, Nutox, Nivea, O'slee, Palmers, ROC and Safi. The Great Guardian Makeover is a chance for everyone to visit and try the latest range of their products and purchasing them at a promotional price.

From right to left: Maybelline/L'Oreal, Hada Labo, Detoxlim, Neutrogena, Avene
From right to left: Bio-Essence, Enchanteur, Safi, ROC, Nivea, Palmers
Invited guests for the opening launch :)
The opening ceremony started with an opening gambit of 3 dancers interpreting Guardian's theme of transformation.

From a plain Jane to a beautiful butterfly. Guardian aims at empowering their customers to be beautiful on the inside and outside.
Before the launch, 10 lucky Guardian Facebook fans were selected to undergo a transformation with Guardian's guidance. They received an instant makeover and wowed the crowd with a mini catwalk show during the launch. Kudos to the makeup artists and hair stylists from A Cut Above academy!

The 10 selected fans with their transformed look together with the invited VIP's
More than 1000 ladies including men turned up for the Guardian's Great Makeover event where they were treated to great bargains of beauty products while enjoying a makeover at the same time. Participants get to enjoy a makeover session by professional makeup artists from A Cut Above Academy. Once the makeup was completed, participants can get their picture taken and bring home their pictures in an exclusively designed frame for free

The crowd at the makeover table watching the makeup artists and hair stylists work their magic
Maybelline products for the makeover
I tried out the makeover and I can tell you, the artists were so talented!! >w< I loved what the makeup and hair stylist did for me <3 It's one of the best makeovers I've had so far :3 Don't be shocked at my before and after photo ya haha

Loved what they did to my eyes! <3 Sexy~~~~ :D The eye makeup lasted throughout the whole day without creasing or smudging! :D
My hair and makeup stylist at work :D a bit paiseh to ask them for photo as they were really busy during the launch
Want to experience this awesome makeover? Just purchase a minimum of RM30 from any Guardian outlet including one product from any participating brand to be entitled to purchase a RM10 ticket for the makeover. RM10 is super worth it as the makeover also includes a goodie bag upon registration which consists of products from participating brands plus a saving coupons worth more than RM80 in value! Which means.... omg more shopping! \OAO/

With such good promotional deals at the event.... I definitely didn't go home empty handed....
My hauls :D
Brought home Avene's gentle toner (RM62+, normal price was almost RM80!) and also Maybelline's Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze shade. I went to 3 other pharmacies nearby my office and the Color Tattoo eyeshadow aisle was cleaned out! Definitely gotta give it a try soon hehe :D

The Great Guardian Makeover event will continue until 14th April so you've got till this Sunday to go experience the magic hands of the makeup artists~ :D

A big thank you to The Butterfly Project - Beauty Bloggers community for giving me the opportunity to attend this event! If you're a blogger and a beauty fanatic, do join the community and share your passion with the rest!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Juice Beauty, The Organic Solution

They say you are what you eat and the saying also applies to what your skin 'eats'. Did you know that the skin absorbs 60% of what is placed on it? Of course that doesn't mean we have to stop our skincare regime and go all naturale. It's all on finding the right products with the right ingredients for your skin~

Few weeks ago, I collected a Juice Beauty box from Tammy from OnlyBeauty. The box reminds me a lot of the beauty box hype that's invading the blogsphere XD;; The brand Juice Beauty isn't new to me as I've heard about their store opening in The Gardens back in 2010 but it has never really occurred to me to try out their products.

Tadaaahhhh my Beauty Box! :3
When I first got the box, I squealed cuz it looks so cute like a vintage lunch box!!! :D

Summary of Juice Beauty's brand info
The box even has a handle so you can carry it around! :D

Juice Beauty's mission is to bring high efficiency, authentically organic and pleasurable beauty solutions to people worldwide. What makes Juice Beauty so special is that their products have 100% certified organic juice base which brings the total organic content up to 98% in every product. Because of their high organic content, Juice Beauty's organic products is also believed to give better age defying and blemish clearing results compared to conventional products.

I won't bore you with anymore statistics so to read up more on Juice Beauty, please head to http://www.juicebeauty.com/ haha. For a brand that started in 2005, they have quite a wide product line ranging from skin care to hair care and even makeup as well! Onward to revealing the box contents! :D

Juice Beauty goodness all in a box :)
Products inside the box

  1. Cleansing Gel 
  2. Oil-Free Moisturizer 
  3. Blemish Clearing Serum
  4. Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer 
  5. Stem Cellular Eye Treatment
Thank you OnlyBeauty for the goodies! *O* Upon opening the box, I could immediately smell the citrus scent from the products <3. Super love the scent compared to the fragrant flowery kind of scents :D. Today during my shower, I tried the cleansing gel

Nice travel size :D Should probably leave at bf's house and use it when I stayover hehe
Juice Beauty Cleansing Gel, a refreshing blend of certified organic, antioxidant cherry and lemon juices, purifying botanicals and soothing cleansers to gently remove impurities to clarify and balance, while protecting skin's natural moisture.

Surprisingly it has an open-close pump! :D Makes it perfect for travel as it prevents the contents from leaking into your luggage.
Only need this much for my face :)
Oh yes no kidding, I only needed that much for my face as the gel spreads pretty easily. Color kinda reminds me of a more concentrated fruit enzyme, even the smell smells like the fruit enzyme my mum used to have at home haha!

After cleansing, my face doesn't feel tight or have the 'squeaky' effect which is good :). My current cleanser was giving me problems since I always feel like there's slight oily residue after cleansing but I've always ignored it since it does a good job of balancing my face oil. Lets see if Juice Beauty can help balance my face oiliness too hehe <3

Note: Products were provided by OnlyBeauty but whatever I've expressed here is entirely based on my own understanding and opinion. Again, thank you OnlyBeauty for the opportunity :) Do join their member's circle at http://www.onlybeauty.com.my/ as there's lots of opportunities to get samples to try before you invest in the full-sized product.