Someplace Beautiful

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

I'm not sure if I'll get more inspired to blog more after changing the layout, but lets just try. I mean I don't even know if people actually read my blog anymore, as you know you can already tell what's going on with my life through snapchat ( id: janechuck916 just incase you haven added me yet lol. ) I was thinking maybe I'll just put on those extra pictures taken on my blog, I just didn't want to be spammy on ig and I didn't want to waste them so yep, posting it here might be a solution.

Can you actually believe I've been blogging for almost 10 years by now. 10 freaking years. You, those who actually followed me from jugem/wu ming > blogger > instagram > snapchat , you guys are awesome. So sorry that I don't blog that often right now but trust me, I always remember your existence! Thank you for growing up with me and I hope you all are doing fine! * hugs hugs hugs *

Anyway, here's some random pictures taken at Someplace Beautiful. Did a lil tasting today with sifu Joey for his amazing softserves and teas. Opening tmrw at D7 Sentul beside Three Little Birds from 11am-7pm.

I love cats but I don't think I can actually own one...  




yep, that Trasher tee, gonna keep it for sometime lol.


Yes being twinnies with ashley. 



BARCELONA IN 48 HOURS

Friday, August 5, 2016



LA ROCA VILLAGE



Courtesy of Chic Outlet Shopping, I flew the way to Spain from KL to check out their shopping villages! To be honest, I’ve never been to any shopping outlets in Europe and I am so amazed! La Roca Village pretty much sets the bar high  as I never expected a shopping outlet to be so pretty. It didn’t feel like an outlet at all because each brand is housed in an actual boutique. I haven’t even mentioned that they have 130 brands  ( including Gucci, Loewe, Bulgari, Burberry, Missoni and many more ) in one stretch. You wouldn’t even know you’ve walked 1km from front to the back, shopping and burning calories! Btw, they offer shopping helper services , which means you don’t have to carry your own shopping bags around, all you do is to keep a number, let them know when you’re leaving, and where to pass your bags. You can always check their website for more info!



If you’re planning to visit before 16th of August, don’t forget to check out their Barcelona Designers Collective Pop-up boutique. More than 60 local designers can be discovered in this project. From fashion designs to homeware designs, I was very honoured to meet some of them and they are all so so so down to earth. Designer Pau Esteve even made me a skirt! HOW COOL IS THAT! I’ll promise to show you a picture when I wear them KLFW maybe?



This year, they included gastronomy a part of this creative project. Inspired by the designers, they got a team of young chefs from L’Escola to create a selection of tapas, that is available right inside the bar at the pop-up boutique. YOU MUST TRY THEM IF YOU GET TO VISIT. They literally brought the definition of tapas to another level. Beautiful in the outside, full of surprise in every bite.





Recommended ways to get there :
- shopping express coach service ( click to book )
- by car,  40 minutes away from Barcelona,
Address:
La Roca Village, s/n
08430 Santa Agnès de Malanyanes (La Roca del Vallès)
Barcelona, España

ABaC
We were invited to join team La Roca Village for a fine dinner at this 2** Michelin, ABaC restaurant by Chef Jordi Cruz. I have to say every single course is an art and you couldn't expect what to taste! We also had a lipstick make out of sorbet, and there goes everyone with their snapchat game on. Oh, I have to mention that their plates are also art pieces, so well made.


Address: Av. del Tibidabo, 1, 08022 Barcelona, Spain


LA SAGRADA FAMILIA


The unfinished church built since 1882 and still counting, masterpeice by Antonio Gaudi. The building look crazy beautiful especially when you realise the materials and designs used across decades of building it. I didn’t get to tour inside but I’ll definitely go back someday!


Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain


GOTHIC QUARTER
Thanks to Francesca, our hipster tour guide who brought us to some of Barceclona’s hidden places. The Gothic Quarter stretches from La Rambla to Via Laietana, featuring really gothic & narrow lanes. You’ll get to find cafes, restaurants and bars along the street. You’ll find the Barcelona Cathedral and Plaza de Sant Felip Neri ( click to read about the tragedy happens in Plaza de Sant Felip Neri )










EL NACIONAL BARCELONA


4 bars and 4 restaurants in one space. Opened just two years ago in 2014, being the first multi space restaurant in Barcelona. Trust me, this place is so well designed, you want to come back and visit all the bars & restaurants inside. I personally think that this place is good for photos, could even imagine that Chanel would love to do a fashion show here lol. Right, Karl?








Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 24 Bis, 08007 Barcelona, Spain


HOTEL CLARIS
Couldn't be more happier with the hotel they booked. Located nearby La Sagrada Familia ( which I didn't know until the next day when we passed-by ) and it's pretty central I guess. The first thing caught my eye was the furniture and art pieces they have in the lobby, then the elevator that sees through the hotel. The morning was even better, breakfast buffet was served at the terrace on the highest floor where you get to see the view! AMAZEBALLS. Kudos to Emilia!








Address: Carrer de Pau Claris, 150, 08009 Barcelona, Spain

You Are What You Want..

Thursday, June 23, 2016


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!!!!



LIP HOP!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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!

Eyes Matter

Friday, April 15, 2016

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!