Friday, 30 August 2019

Portable WiFi I used during my Vietnam Trip | Travel Recommends

August 30, 2019 0
Hey Pinkyies! It's been a while that I blog about travel related post! If you followed my social media accounts, you'll know that I was in Vietnam last month! Like finally I went overseas this year cause I barely have time to travel before this!

Before I share about my trip experience, I'm gonna share how I stay connected with the internet during my trip first cause you know, it's like the most important thing for the digital ages now after your mobile phone and passport when you travel overseas!


Thanks to my travel buddies Shin May & Sharon, I get to know about Travel Recommends, a trusted travel buddy where they offer travel options like
  1. Internet connectivity such as Portable Wifi or International Sim Cards, 
  2. Transportations, and even 
  3. Pre-paid ticket bookings for the top attractions in your destination.

For this trip we booked the 4G Unlimited Portable Wifi with them since there are 3 of us travelling together and we can just share the WiFi anytime anywhere together. In case you wonder, it can connect up to 6 devices at the same time!

There are a total of 5 booths located in Malaysia - KLIA, Gateway@KLIA2 - Departure, Penang @ Suntech, Johor Bahru and Sabah. Check out the specific location for each places here. The one we went was KLIA2.


Before our trip, we booked our Pocket WiFi thru their website's online booking system and we only need to head over to their booth in KLIA2 which located right in between Gate 1 and 2 of the Departure Hall, Level 3 for self-pickup by showing our booking number before we depart from Kuala Lumpur. It's super fuss-free I have to say!

But if you're afraid you don't have enough time to pick up from the booth, you can still choose to deliver the rental products straight to your doorstep!


They'll give you a pouch with the Portable WiFi, a charging cable, a universal adapter and instructions on how to use the product inside! I kind of make full use of the pouch to also place in my own USB charges and power bank :))))).


The Portable WiFi is using micro USB as the charger so you can use your own cable if you're an Android user, and you don't quite need to worry if you forgot to bring your own universal adapter for your trip cause you can just use theirs!


There's a digital screen on the Portable WiFi so you can check the battery life of the device and how much data you have used on that day.

The battery life of the Portable WiFi can last about 6 - 8 hours, but it's better to standby a power bank to recharge it in case you're out for longer than that!

The rental for the Portable WiFi to Vietnam is only at MYR 12 per day! The cost among 3 of us is only MYR 4 per day, how affordable!


Even though the WiFi's rental is already very affordable, pay your WiFi rental with VISA to enjoy additional discount when you book online!
  • For VISA Platinum, Signature and Infinite Card users, enjoy 30% off with promo code TRVISA30.
  • For VISA Debit or Credit Card users, enjoy 15% off with the promo code TRVISA15.

For those who need more than just Internet connectivity, Travel Recommends also offer international pre-paid SIM Cards in Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, and Hong Kong. Just like the Portable WiFi Routers, you can pre-order yours online and have it conveniently couriered to you or pick it up before your flight from KLIA or KLIA2.


For more information, kindly visit:
Website: https://www.travelrecommends.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TravelRecommendsMY
Instagram: @travelrecommends_my

Thursday, 22 August 2019

LENNOX Collagen Baking Workshop with The Butterfly Project

August 22, 2019 0

Hi Pinkyies, it's been a while! I'm back with a new post which involves both baking and beauty if you can tell from the header image above! I'm so excited to share this with you guys cause you're about to learn how to make your favourite desserts and look younger every time you eat it!

So I'm not gonna spend more time to tease you on what's so excited, let's get straight to the point shall we! Last month I was invited by my favourite blogger community, The Butterfly Project to join a baking workshop with LENNOX at ABC Cooking Studio!


Drugstore shoppers definitely can recognize these collagen drinks before. Yes, LENNOX is a nutritional supplements brand that strive to produce nutritional supplements of the highest quality to meet your health and beauty requirements. They believe that everyone deserves to be healthy and beautiful. Backed by continuous research and development, all LENNOX products are made using natural, organic and carefully selected ingredients that are scientifically proven to be safe and effective for your well-being.

As a person who used to have oily skin and slowly turning into having normal skin (or dryer skin) after 25 (which is an early symptom of aging), I can tell that I have experienced the changes of my skin and body that was caused by aging, work stress, pollution and air-conditioned room, and it is so true! The need of supplement in my daily routine has also increased due to the turn down rate of my metabolism.

Besides the usual supplements like Vitamin A B C or Fish Oil, the word 'Collagen' has appeared more than usual around my circle of (female) friends who are the same age or older than me, which means it's time for me (and you) to start investing in good Collagen product as a daily supplement!

But as a lazy person here, I'm so glad that the products from LENNOX are very convenient to consume!! Keep reading to find out how!

What's Different about LENNOX Collagen?

LENNOX uses aqueous marine collagen, which is 100% water soluble and has a low molecular weight for better digestibility. Compared to conventional collagen, our collagen has a shorter bond structure that dissolves readily and is absorbed more easily by the body.

LENNOX has 5 products in their collagen range:
  1. LENNOX FirmUp+ (For Whitening)
  2. LENNOX FirmUp+ Men (To Fight Oily Skin)
  3. LENNOX FirmUp+ Forte Gold (For Hydration)
  4. LENNOX FirmUp+ EX (For combined effect of Whitening + Hydration)
  5. LENNOX Collagen 5000 (Low-Calorie, Easy-to-use collagen powder)


#1. LENNOX FirmUp+


    Newly upgraded with whitening essence, LENNOX FirmUp+ is suitable for those who want fairer skin. The addition of CoQ10 and Grape Seed Extract, a strong antioxidant, help protect skin from damaging UV rays that may cause aging.

    Their unique powder + liquid formula ensures that total freshness and effectiveness of the ingredients are preserved. The powder is actually the antioxidant because antioxidants in liquid form are easily oxidized even if they remain sealed and unopened.

    With LENNOX FirmUp+, you can fully benefit from the effectiveness of antioxidants because you add them in right before consuming.


    Yup, just as easy as this! Add the powder into the bottle, shake it and drink it! Plus the berry taste is addictive (to me) cause it's sweet and tasty!

    #2. LENNOX FirmUp+ Men


    According to research, men's skin is 15%-20% thicker than women's skin. Therefore, compared to external skin products, health drinks are more effectively absorbed for healthy skin.

    LENNOX FirmUp+ Men is specially formulated for men who lead busy lives and are looking for a fuss-free skin regime that works. Fortified with Cactus Extract & Maritime Pine Bark extract, it helps reduce excessive oil secretion and keeps skin feeling hydrated.

    Just like the previous product, the FirmUp+ Men does come with the antioxidant powder as well where all the men can also fully benefit from the effectiveness of antioxidants because you add them in right before consuming.


    #3. LENNOX FirmUp+ Forte Gold


    Enriched with Ceramide, FirmUp+ Forte Gold is the perfect choice to maintain healthy and hydrated skin. Ceramides are lipid molecules found in high concentrations within cell membranes in the upper layer of skin. They hold skin cells together, forming a protective layer that plumps the skin and holds moisture. They also act as a barrier against bacteria and environmental pollutants.

    FirmUp+ Forte Gold with Ceramide transforms dry and sallow skin by improving the moisture-locking function of the skin. This slows down the effects of aging and stress leaving your skin moist and hydrated.


    #4. LENNOX FirmUp+ EX


    FirmUp+ EX is specially formulated to give your skin the double benefits of whitening and hydration. Packed with antioxidants such as sakura essence extract and grape seed extract to fight free radicals, your skin is protected from signs of aging. Sakura essence possesses whitening properties that help to lighten uneven skin pigmentation caused by UV rays.

    LENNOX have also harnessed nature's healing gift by introducing apple stem cell into FirmUp+ EX that functions to renew and repair aging skin cells. As a result, your skin stays youthful and supple.


    #5. LENNOX Collagen 5000


    Last but not least, a collagen drink in powder form. If you are looking for a low-calorie and convenient way of consuming collagen, choose LENNOX Collagen 5000. It is made from high quality fish collagen peptide originated from Japan that dissolves readily in any beverage. The best part is, it gets easily absorbed by the body.

    You can mix LENNOX Collagen 5000 with your favorite juice, milk or yogurt and you get a healthy, delicious and guilt-free treat, which is the main point of having the baking workshop because we are going to add the collagen powder into our dessert of the day - Berry Souffle Cheesecake!


    Thanks to ABC Cooking Studio located in The Gardens Mall, KL, we get to experience and learn from real baking teachers with complete utensils and tools for the baking experience!

    All the butterflies dressed up in Pink (Dress code of the day) with the cute apron prepared by LENNOX team!

    And of course I'm sharing some of the fun moment I had in this workshop! I have also gathered the Instagram Stories I got in my Instagram Highlight here, so feel free to go and check it out!

    Everything was ready to use including the LENNOX Collagen 5000! So let's get started!

    Do I look like I'm here just for fun? Well indeed, serious in learning but gonna have fun baking too!

    First of all, we're making the souffle cheesecake here! Each table has a chef guiding us throughout the baking process, whisking with the hand mixer is super tired, but satisfying when everything was mixed evenly! Saw the white powder? It's the cake flour mixing with the Collagen powder!
    Imma so gonna add the collagen powder into everything I make from now onwards! Hello younger looking skin!
    The Meringue challenge! You are doing it right if you mix it at the right amount of ingredient with the right power of the mixer, until the product is stiff enough that it stays in the bowl without leaking out! And obviously I did it right!
    It's really satisfying to see the almost end product! Partner opposite me is Sharon and beside me is Rane.
    Gonna place my babies into the Oven!
    You thought we're almost done? We have to mix our own cream as well! We added the Collagen powder into the strawberry powder to create the Berry Cream Cheese as the topping for our souffle!
    The end product! I'm so satisfied with the whole flavour, especially the cheese cream which doesn't feel thick and disgusting at all! Most importantly, it has collagen in this 'guilty pleasure', so you can say that there is no guilty involved at all LOL!

    As I said I'm so gonna add the collagen powder into all of my drinks, I've been drinking it with my milo, not taking it every day because of the sweetness (from milo) but whenever I'm making any drink, I try to make full use of the powder!


    I have consumed the FirmUp+ and Collagen 5000 every few days (yes I did not consume it every day even though I know it's better to drink it everyday) throughout the month, and I did noticed my skin is clearer and brighter! To be honest, I did not edit my skin in any of the pictures in this whole blog post at all, and you can compare the image taken from the event and at my home! I noticed my skin has improved so much, thanks to LENNOX!!



    LENNOX is celebrating the LENNOX Collagen Month in August 2019 with the tagline of 'Love Your Skin'.

    Why ‘Love Your Skin’?

    While we are busy caring for others and meeting the demands of our hectic lives, we tend to forget that we, ourselves, also need nourishment and care. Hence, this campaign aims to remind you to love and take good care of your skin. Our skin is a part of who we are, so healthy skin is worth every bit of your investment. When you feel healthy, you’ll look beautiful naturally.

    LENNOX Collagen Month is a campaign to encourage you to take the first step towards healthy and beautiful skin. In conjunction of this campaign, LENNOX is throwing tons of crazy deals your way so make sure you check out LENNOX FB page or LENNOX website for incredible discounts on a different product each week and on top of that, stand a chance to win awesome LENNOX products when you take part in our buy and win contest!



    For more information, kindly visit:
    Website: http://www.lennox.com.my
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lennox.malaysia/
    Twitter | Instagram: @lennox.malaysia

    Monday, 8 July 2019

    My Current Favourite Hair Products | Melix Review

    July 08, 2019 1
    Hi Pinkyies! It's been a while since I talk about hair products. Recently I got introduced to a really cool scalp care brand called - Melix. Apparently the products from this brand has been loved by many influencers out there, so I decided to give it a try, to see whether it's just a gimmick or if it's really that good.


    Melix is a scalp care brand that is targeted on scalp health, having the vision of using plant extracts and mild & gentle formulation to solve scalp problem. As their products are formulated in France, they emphasized the formulas are made of natural plant extract and chose only natural ingredients, thus to bring true effect to
    1. reduce hair loss, 
    2. balancing scalp sebum secretion, 
    3. reduce dandruff and sensitivity of scalp to chemicals after dyeing or perming hair. 
    4. Their products also helped in hair dryness repair and hair growth.

    Now let's talk about what kind of products I'm going to introduce. Their shampoos and conditioners comes with 3 different types, named as Summer Rain, Spring Shower or Autumn Breeze (wonder when will Winter coming soon 🤔). Each of these targets different hair or scalp conditions, like
    • Summer Rain is suitable for sensitive, itchy, oily and nutrition deficiency scalp
    • Spring Shower is suitable for fragile hair, dry and sensitive scalp (I'm using this as shampoo)
    • Autumn Breeze is suitable for sensitive, coloring and perming hair (I'm using this as conditioner)
    The whole set of products that I get to try out. Any of them already caught your eye?

    I'm glad that I was able to be advised by the brand manager on which of their shampoo and conditioner are more suitable for my current scalp's condition after answering a few questions provided by them. Turns out the ones that are suitable for me are Spring Shower Shampoo & Autumn Breeze Conditioner because I'm having a really fragile bleached hair and moderate oily scalp.


    Random fun fact, the initial letter of the names 2 products' names are "SSS" & "ABC" 😂 but to not confuse you guys I'll continue to use the full name instead of these cute short forms.




    Melix Shampoo and Conditioner Usage Direction & Tips

    1. Wet your hair thoroughly and press Spring Shampoo once, before applying the shampoo on your scalp and hair. Rinse your hair after shampooing it. 
    2. After rinsing your hair, press Spring Shampoo again. Gently massaging your scalp.
      • I was recommended to use this shampoo twice per wash - first time is to remove the oils and dirt that was garnered throughout the day. You will find the shampoo is not easily bubbled at the beginning because your scalp has dirt and oil. The second time is to deeply cleansed the scalp. At this time, the bubble will become more as the oil and dust has been cleaned at the first step. This step is important since it’s the second cleaning, in order to let your scalp follicles breathe.
    3. After washing your hair, apply the Spring Conditioner on your hair to let the natural plant oil repair your damaged hair. Leave the conditioner on your hair for not less than 3 minutes because the natural plant oil need time to permeate into the root of your hair, in order to provide nutrients to your hair so that u will not have split end and easily broken hair.
      • Tips: Apply Autumn Conditioner on your hair every time u wash your hair, but only apply it on your scalp 1-2 times per week. The reason is our hair scalp are easily dehydrated when expose to strong sunlight or air conditioning. Therefore, we should use conditioner to moisture our scalp or there would be wrinkles on it.
    4. After bathing, remember to dry your hair.


    My Thoughts on the Shampoo

    First thing to talk about this shampoo is the super nice scent, like I was even praised by random colleagues on how nice my hair smells (not in a perverty way), and even my boyfriend keep saying how nice it is! Product usage wise, it's really refreshing after each wash and I love how it feels. It doesn't feels very dry after using as well.

    Product Information

    Name: Melix Spring Shower Shampoo
    Active Ingredients: Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Avocado Oil, Calendula Flower, Jojoba Oil, Soybean Oil and Chamomile Flower
    Volume: 500ml
    Price: MYR 118.00 (check out their website for combo set)
    Where to buy: Melix Website (link) or Messenger (http://m.me/melixmalaysia)



    My Thoughts on the Conditioner

    I am really impressed by this conditioner. For my current dry and fragile hair condition, I was supposed to use hair treatment every time I wash my hair. But after I started using Melix hair products, I only need to use my hair treatment once to twice a week, and my hair still feels so smooth!

    Product Information

    Name: Melix Autumn Breeze Conditioner
    Active Ingredients: Tsubaki Dongbaek Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Cucumis Melo, Apple Stem Cell, Morning Glory and Hydrolyzed Wheats
    Volume: 500ml
    Price: MYR 118.00 (check out their website for combo set)
    Where to buy: Melix Website (link) or Messenger (http://m.me/melixmalaysia)

    So far I can tell that this set of hair wash products are gaining my trust and love. Now let's move on to see whether the hair serum and tonic are just as good or not.


    A tonic is a must have in every scalp care! If you researched about hair care before, you definitely know that Apple Stem Cell is a really famous thing for hair growth, and Argen Oil is great for hair moisturizing. Really glad to be able to try out these products from Melix as well!


    The Apple Stem Cell Tonic from Melix is suitable for hair falls, aging and sensitive scalp. It alleviate your scalp from aging and thereby improve your hair fall problem.

    Usage Direction

    After washing and drying your hair, spray the tonic on your scalp. Then, gently massage your scalp to let the nutrients permeate into it. After that you may dry up 1 more time.

    My Thoughts

    The tonic has a cooling sensation which definitely comes from the Peppermint oil in it, and it's easily applied to the roots with the spray. Nothing beats the refreshing feeling after a fresh hair wash and adding another fresh feel to the scalp! 

    It has a really light chinese medicine smell but not strong enough to feel unpleasant. So does this thing helps in hair growth? Yes, more and more baby hair is standing up out from my parting only after using it for less than a month! :D

    Product Information

    Name: Melix Apple Stem Cell Tonic
    Active Ingredients: Apple Stem Cell, Peppermint Oil, Lamaria Digitata, Biotin, Pelvetia Calaliculata and Lecithin
    Volume: 110ml
    Price: MYR 88.00 (check out their website for combo set)
    Where to buy: Melix Website (link) or Messenger (http://m.me/melixmalaysia)


    Melix Organic Argan Serum helps to repair and moisturize dry and damaged hair. It has the property to brightens up your hair as well.

    Usage Direction

    There are 2 ways of using it according to your preference:
    1. Use it before drying hair to protect your hair from damaged due to high temperature, or
    2. Use after drying your hair to moisture your hair and let your hair shine.
    Owing to high composition of natural plant oil, u are not advised to apply it on your scalp because it might be too oily to your scalp and make your scalp itchy. Only apply it on your hair/end hair.

    My Thoughts

    I have no other words to say other than how well this argan oil absorbed into my dry hair, calming my frizzy hair and gives it a shiny look. The most I use is 2 pumps and I still have remaining to apply on my hands as moisturizer.

    Product Information

    Name: Melix Organic Argan Oil
    Active Ingredients: Organic Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Olive Oil
    Volume: 36ml
    Price: MYR 80.00 (check out their website for combo set)
    Where to buy: Melix Website (link) or Messenger (http://m.me/melixmalaysia)

    Results

    Can you see how smooth my hair gone after only 1 use of this set of Melix hair care??

    This is my playing with my hair everytime after each hair wash. It's really smooth and smells good I can't resist!

    I'm not trying to exaggerate but these products actually works wonders for me! Overall I have to say this set of hair care always makes me feel refreshed and have a good hair day after every hair wash! The nice scent and good result - 10/10! I can barely find any cons about them to be honest, because it's using natural ingredients!

    I am definitely recommending this brand to whoever ask for hair care products recommendation. For beginner, you can always go for their trial set or travel set to see whether you like it or not. I do recommend you to have a chat with the experts thru messenger first.


    For more information, kindly visit:
    Melix Website: https://www.melix.com.my/
    Melix Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/melixmalaysia/
    Melix Instagram: @melix_malaysia


    Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review purpose. All opinions and thoughts expressed are solely my own and based on my personal experiences and preferences. Results may vary on different person. 

    Monday, 20 May 2019

    A'bloom by Althea Korea - Launching Event + Product Review

    May 20, 2019 0
    Annyeong Pinkyies! Most of you know that I'm a big fan of Althea Korea. Well here's another pinkish blog post about Althea Korea's new brand - A'bloom which has excitingly different products that what they have launched before!


    I was honoured to be one of the Althea Angel (their official blogger community) to be able to attend their launching event at Softsrve Ice Cream, Dessert & Balloon Bar @ Desa Park City last month, and share our review on their first 3 cute and fun products:
    1. Meringue Puffs - The Lovely & Cute Pastel Color and Cookie-shaped Makeup Sponge
    2. Refreshing Skin Mask Pack - 4 types of fruity sheet masks
    3. BHA Blackhead Blaster - A deep pore cleansing stick

    Tuesday, 23 April 2019

    Get instant laser treatment with no down time at NOVU Aesthetic!

    April 23, 2019 1
    Hello Pinkyies! Ever wonder if you can do a quick 20 minutes laser treatment right before your event, performance or any big party without needing to go through all those down time?

    Award winning Aesthetic brand - NOVU Aesthetic has finally entered Malaysia after being so famous in countries like Singapore, Indonesia, China and more! And they are here to provide a fast, effective and affordable skincare solutions for everyone.


    NOVU Aesthetic is trial blazing in their innovative treatments which are tailored to meet the needs of your face-paced, modern lifestyle, best for white collar workers like me with never-ending campaigns to handle every day. Founded on the fact that everyone deserves access to safe medical aesthetics, it has an ecosystem of low-fuss, results-driven clinics, conveniently located all around the world.