Thursday, June 23, 2016

You Are What You Want..


I believe we are our own choices, the little things we pick, like the music we listen to when we are sad or the lipstick we wear on a date. Big or small choices, these things define our lifestyle and sometimes, it's quite important to know what kinda lifestyle that we are living in, and how we make use of this lifestyle.


So how to make use of our lifestyle?
We need to know how we work, what do we like and what we don't like in order to get the right products to fit our lifestyle. You wouldn't want something bulky to bring along if you're traveling a lot or you don't want a mini bag if you need to fit a lot of stuff. We don't want to waste things buying things that are not handy to us. Because wasting stuff makes people unhappy and no one wants that.


I took a test on their website the other day just to see what laptop is the most suitable for me.
From the Acer #YouAreWhatYouWant test, I guess I have to say that I'm a socialite.
I guess it reflects to my own personality, I do mingle a lot with friends and I enjoy meeting new people.

I always love it when I find a brand that listens to the consumer and pick the best products to
fit one's lifestyle. And mine, they picked an Acer Aspire S13!


The Acer Aspire S13 features an ultra thin & light body which is a very good thing for people like me who needs to travel a lot. I mean it’s only 1.3kg and available in 14mm! Also, it's metal cover and super sleek diamond cut design definitely fits my outfit well. Besides that, its battery life can last up to 13 hours for touch screen version and 11 hours for the non-touch screen version as it’s powered by 6th Generation Intel CoreTM processor so it will last you very very long. Did I mention that it comes with TrueHarmony Sound Technology too? So music junkie will definitely love this model.

Enough about that, I think it's a pretty cool test to play so maybe you guys can check it out too! Just hop on to https://youarewhatyouwant.com.my/ and take the test! Find out what you are and there are freebies to win too!!!!



Tuesday, June 7, 2016

LIP HOP!

If i were to go to somewhere sunny, like a vacation to some beach, the ideal place to get my sun care products is always a drugstore. Like Guardian, where you get to various sun care products, in different spf (s) and pa+ (s), targeted for different usage, not only to the beach, but also indoor and outdoor activities. 

Applying sunscreen is very important to protect your skin,  the sun’s UVA can result in skin damage that increases the rate of photoageing, while UV B rays are the main culprit behind sunburn. Which leads to dark spots formation on your skin and makes your skin less bright. 

Today, I’m going to share a new brand, a new option for you to include into your sun care regime. 



Lip Hop! Formulated and made in Korea, Lip Hop provides quality and innovative products to address suncare needs. Whether you are going to the beach, or for a short swim, or just going on a shopping in the city, Lip Hop got everything covered!

From left to right :
Moisturising Lightweight Sun Protection Spray SPF50 PA++++ 
The formulation is free from PABA, parabens, artificial colorants, animal derived ingredients, mineral oil and oxybenzone, and is dermatologically tested and proven, making it comfortable.
The unique light powdery feeling provides a soft touch and helps absorb the excess sebum on your skin. Apply before makeup for a smoother, natural look. Plus, it also works as a makeup base to ensure that your look stays put all day!
( Personally thinks that it’s the most least greasy sun protection spray that you can find in the market for now. ) 


Ultra Whitening Sun Protection Lotion SPF80 PA+++
-The unique Melavoid™ Whitening Factor, a brightening active ingredient, helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and achieve bright and radiant skin. In addition, Hawthorn Berry extract helps soothe the skin after sun exposure.
-This dermatologically tested and proven, lightweight, daily or outdoor use lotion also contains Acai Berry extract which has antioxidant properties that help protect from skin damage by free radicals. Boasting a non-greasy texture, the Korean-made product provides an instant cooling effect on the skin.
( Extra tip is you're applying on the face, put a slight layer of powder after applying and you’re good to go! )

Super Defence EX Sun Protection Milk SPF115 PA+++
-The Nano Double Anti-UV Defence formula effectively defends and absorbs UVA and UVB rays simultaneously to protect from harmful sun damage, leaving your skin with a natural finish.
It contains natural herbale xtracts with strong antioxidant properties to help prevent photo ageing including the formation of fine lines, roughness and dullness. 
It also taps on the power of Hyaluronic Acid – the ultimate moisturiser for deep hydration, keeping your skin supple and fresh

NOT ONLY SUN CARE PRODUCTS!

Lip Hop also has a range of head-to-toe Face & Body Gel Collection and also Happy Cleanse Range! 


Yes when I say head-to-toe, Lip Hop k-care Aqua Jelly Hair, Face & Body Gel Collection offers 8-in-1 multi-functional k-care innovation from head-to-toe! With high moisturise content of the water-based formulation that is enriched with nourishing botanical extracts.:

1. Moisturising gel or mask pack for dry facial skin.

2. Make-up base for a luminous face. 

3. Acts as an after-shave gel for your face, legs and underarms to soothe and 

moisturise sensitive skin.

4. Suitable to be used as a hair treatment without any stickiness.

5. Acts as a mask pack to rehydrate skin after sun exposure.

6. Keeps your nails moisturised and nourished.  

7. All-over moisturiser that is ideal for those working in air-conditioned environment. Lip Hop Aqua Jelly even relaxes area around your eyes by applying it with a piece of cotton. 

8. Acts as a lip moisturiser to sooth and chapped lips.

Lip Hop HAPPYCLEANSE that is made in Korea. K:skin and k:care are the skincare trends that are sweeping Korea, featuring skin care that cleanses and moisturises without 
drying.  


Comes in five variants to meet different skin needs (from left to right ) : Ultra-Soothing Aloe Vera Cleansing Gel, Deep-Cleansing Bamboo Charcoal Foam Cleanser, Moisturising Manuka Honey Cleaning Gel, Sebum-Control Amazon Clay Foam Cleanser, Antioxidant Green Team Foam Cleanser. 

My favourite goes to the Moisturising Manuka Honey Cleaning Gel. 

Specially formulated with Soapwort Water, this variant is set to protect tired skin from environmental factors, leaving your skin moist and refresh after use.
All products are available in Guardian Healthy & Beauty outlets.

If you’re interested to try the products out – beside buying them from the drugstore; I am giving away 1 set of Lip Hop products worth RM280!

All you have to do is to answer the following questions:
Name 2 products out of the series
What is my favourite product
Which product do you want to try the most and why?

Together with your answer, leave your email too so that you can be contacted. Contest ends on 21st of June!


Good luck joining!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Eyes Matter

After so many years of wearing contact lenses, I've finally gotten the biggest contact lens campaign I ever engaged - Bausch + Lomb Lacelle Jewel series. Maybe you've already seen it on YouTube or Facebook, the girl with the nerdy look and her unfortunate encounter where her car broke down... That's me.



Not sure if you can recognise me but I definitely look like this when I was in high school (sometimes I wear glasses). I started wearing the normal uncoloured contact lenses since I was 11 or 12 and I was introduced to color contact lenses when I was 15 so I consider myself a contact lens expert by now lol 

Anyway, speaking about the video I starred in Bausch + Lomb Lacelle Jewel recent campaign, I actually had to learn how to drive an old mini on that day itself! It was manually operated and I've never driven a manual car since the day I took my driving license but I'm glad that I did it without killing anyone haha. It was a pretty challenging shoot and I had the chance to thank everyone on the spot for their patience and faith in me. Especially Maggie, my make up artist, who was there looking after me like a nanny. So please stay tuned to the video where I transformed from plain Jane to beautiful Jane with these Bausch + Lomb Lacelle Jewel lenses. I loved how the video turned out and the whole experience was pretty fun and enjoyable for me so you gotta check it out!

The last time I did a Bausch + Lomb Lacelle campaign was two years ago. It was a review for them when they first launched in Malaysia. This time, I got to try some of their colors which I quite liked. These new lenses are a new line extension to the current Lacelle and Lacelle colours.
The series is designed to darken and enlarge the iris in a very natural way. This is due to its unique and colourful jewel patterns which gives more depth and brilliance. Oh, and the integration of colour in the lens material which is embedded by technology will enable more comfort and is also better for your eyes.

Here are some of the colors I tried!

Topaz Brown - A natural sparkle that makes the eyes pop instinctively. A highly approachable presentation.



Crystal Gray - Gives a mysterious vibe whilst providing an illuminating look. A balance between dramatic and lively.



Amethyst Violet - Provides a significant glimmer in the eyes with this shade that states playful and feisty. 



Sapphire Blue - For those who prefer a bolder look who is not afraid to be seen with a crystal sparkle that provides an idealistic personality. Exhibits confidence and tranquillity.



Peridot Green - Blends very well with any skin tone and gives a pleasant glitter in the eye. Aura that reveals rejuvenation.

Visit their website www.lacelle.com.my or their Facebook page www.facebook.com/lacellemy for more details!

Oh and check out the video here and let me know what you think!


Monday, March 28, 2016

Tokyo again?

It's my first time going to Matta Fair @ PTWC last week and it was massive! I've never been to any travel fair as huge as this and I finally know why people are crazy about it. There's so many booths promoting different packages according to different countries, or some even with  few countries in one tour!




I'm so glad that I'm was invited to promote the Tokyo tourism booth as I'm a huge fan of Tokyo! I've been there a few times mainly in Tokyo and I had so many things to share about.

 On that day itself, I shared about the safety in Tokyo as my first trip to Tokyo was with daphne, Ashley and Natalie. All girls trip and we had so much fun without feeling unsafe walking at night in Tokyo.


( famous Shibuya crossing!)


( ramen!!!! )

Other than that, the transportation in Tokyo is so convenient that you can go anywhere in Tokyo easily with their train services! Their train line is pretty easy to understand eventho their in Japanese but they differentiate them into colours so you can easily remember them. I've traveled solo in Tokyo once and its pretty cool!

I've shared a few must go places in Tokyo previously, you can read them here :
http://www.chuckei.com/2015/09/tokyo-solo-best-ramen.html?m=1


Even thou I been to Tokyo for so many times, Tokyo never disappoint me. There's too many things to explore and so many hidden places to discover in Tokyo! I hope to go there at least once every year, maybe one for #daphchuck ?

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Styling with Muji Linen

I'm a fan of the Japanese fashion & lifestyle and I can say that Muji is one of the biggest brand to represent the Japanese lifestyle from home decor to food and also fashion. I can still remember I spend almost 2 hours when I first step into a Muji store in Tokyo before they came into Malaysia. I'm so glad they have stores here now and today, I'm actually gonna share about their linen wear!

Linen itself has over 10 types in Japan. The typical types are linen, ramie, hemp, jute and many more. Linen is said to be one with the softest texture to skin hence it brings out the elegance to the appearance. The longer you wear it, the softer it gets.


Muji Linen wear targets the Japanese summer, good news for us as we live in an all year summer country. If you’re looking for shirts, do keep Muji Linen wear in mind as it’s a natural cooler to beat the heat. Tip for more softness : Pre-wash a few times!

Here's some of the styling I did for Muji Linen wear :
















Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Crescent White

The first thing people tell me when they saw me after I came back from my Bali + Bangkok trip is " Jane you look so dark and your skin so dull " I was under the sun almost all the time when I was in Bali, especially the day when we were in the villa playing with the flamingo float, taking pictures under direct sun. Though I did as much sun protection, using the highest spf sun block, I am officially two shades darker. The worst thing about it, I look extra dull.

I'm so glad that Estée Lauder send me their Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening series to do a review, just right in time when I need it. Including Estée Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Milky Emulsion, Rich Moisture Creme, Intensive Hydrating Essence Mask, BB Balm Compact SPF 30/PA++ and the star - Night Finishing Treatment!


The Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Collection protects against day time damage and repair and corrects at night. Basically their natural derived botanicals work your skin's own daily cycle to help repair and prevent the look of dark spots for fairer, brighter and more translucent skin.


The texture of the milky emulsion is unlike other milky emulsion outside the market. It absorbs really fast and also doesn't leave a sticky feeling after applying. 


As for the ultra rich creme, it's consider pretty light weight and I love it cuz it's very hydrating for a brightening product. 

Not only that, their BB Balm is also super light weight where it's left on your skin looking completely natural. Best things about it, it works as a skin care that helps defend against dullness, new dark spots and uneven skin tone with powerful antioxidants and SPF30/PA++ protection.


( BB balm + a lil blusher and u're good to go! )

The last product I wanted to share is The Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Night Finishing Treatment!


When I first got it I thought it is a white colour BB Balm but it's comes with a brush. It actually is a treatment you can use it in the evening that instantly soothe and leave skin with an immediate, more porcelain finish. As mentioned earlier, it can be used both in the day and in the night. While in the night you will be getting the positive effect of reduced irritant that could peak in the night (which will lead to unwanted pigmentation) from the product’s anti-irritant properties; you may also use this product in the day to achieve an immediate porcelain like effect. This product also works well with different skin shades including those with darker skin.


The brush is super smooth, adds a little spa experience while using it.

As for the brightening mask, I love the hydration my skin was getting while using it! I always thought that brightening/whitening mask doesn't give as much hydration but this one changed my mind! 


Routine from AM to PM!


Cant wait for a brighter porcelain perfect skin every day! #CrescentWhite #EsteeLauderMalaysia

to learn more or visit Estee Lauder counters to get samples and try it out yourself!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Tokyo Disneysea 2016

Did I mention that we also make it to Tokyo Disneysea in the last post about Tokyo Disneyland? Not sure if you follow my blog long enough, it's actually the third time we've been to Tokyo Disneysea and we were still excited about it!

If you're wondering if Tokyo Disneysea is a water theme park, nope. I know I had that thought for when I heard about it for the first time. I thought we have to wear swimwear to the theme park but apparently it's more like a marine version of Disneyland and the one in Tokyo is the only Disneysea in the world.

Compare to Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disneysea is more suitable for the adults as some of the rides in the theme park is slightly more extreme. Our favourite ride of all, THE TOWER OF TERROR. This time we had it more terror as they are running some campaign where they make the ride extra scarier ( few drops in a round! ) and it's only available until March.

Speaking about campaigns, they are also having a special Duffy edition train at the Tokyo Disney line. FYI, Duffy is a character from Tokyo Disneysea that it's symbolise a gift from Mickey to Minnie. Which explains why Tokyo Disneysea is a hit dating place among the Japanese. You can see almost everyone owns a Duffy bear and you can see the Duffy store is crazy full with people. If you're a fan of Duffy, the Duffy train will only available until March!

Anyway, there's something different this time round in Tokyo Disneysea. We did not know that there's an area that looks like we're in Venice! Its super beautiful and I guess you can actually stay there for sometime taking pictures. We also made it to the river/sea ride on a boat like those in Venice you can imagine, around the theme park. They actually taught us a few Spanish loll.

Time for some pictures :


 Duffy Train!

 
 Tower of Terror!

 Japanese lunch we had.