BeautyExpo 2018 @ Kuala Lumpur Convention Center

The annual event, beauty expo was back at a bigger scale and longer time this time. The
18th Edition BeautyExpo 2018 was held 
from 5th to 8th Oct 2018 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. It was the longest running platform for beauty trade professionals to meet and connect. Organised by UBM Asia, BeautyExpo 2018 had over 380 International and local exhibiting brands in the areas of beauty, hair, nail, makeup & education, natural & health as well as halal cosmetics from 30 participating countries including Belgium, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand.
Opened from 10 am to 7 pm over the 4 days, the admission charge was only RM 10 per entry. BeautyExpo 2018 is also supported by the Oriental Beauty Group, Ginn International (HK), the Beauty Brands Certification Platform from Korea, Star Brand Awards Int'l and the biz-linking product info management app, catTHIS, by the national accelerator of Enterprise Singapore.
I am honoured to be invited by MadMavericks, the Official Media Partner of BeautyExpo 2018 to their first ever Influencer experience tour. The group of 16 beauty bloggers and influencers were really excited to see the innovative beauty products, latest advancement in technologies and comprehensive program line-ups at BeautyExpo 2018.

Powered by Cosmoprof Asia, the largest professional beauty exhibition in the Asia region, and organized by UBM Asia, BeautyExpo is the pioneer beauty trade show in Southeast Asia.

Let's look into some of the booths that we have visited that day;

(Review +15% Discount code [RANE]) Sudio Nivå Wireless Earphones

My favourite earphones brand, Sudio Sweden has launched its brand new Nivå wireless earphones. As a music lover, I am so excited to give it a try.

Sudio Nivå Wireless Earphones comes in 4 shades - white, black, pastel blue, pastel pink. I love all the colors available – white is pure and classic, black is cool and practicle, pastel blue is hip and calming while pastel pink is sweet and soft. It was a hard decision for us. If you have been following my social media, you will know that we have picked pastel pink in the end.
The Sudio Nivå Wireless Earphones has a remarkably compact construction and portable charging case.
It is easy to pair my smartphone with Sudio Nivå Wireless Earphones. Just follow the instruction below to enjoy music freely;

1. Go into your Bluetooth function through your device's Settings. Turn Bluetooth on. If Bluetooth is already on, be sure to “refresh” by turning the Bluetooth off and then back on again.

Achieve a Radiantly Rosy Complexion with Mamonde All Stay Foundation

Achieve a complexion as flawless as the petals on a freshly bloomed Rose with the Mamonde All Stay Foundation! Create a smooth, clear canvas for the rest of your makeup with this weightless, smooth texture with a long-lasting formula that doesn’t crack or crease throughout the day to keep your beauty in bloom.
Mamonde All Stay Foundation provides a light, semi-matte coverage that is perfect for a natural makeup look and stays in place without creasing or fading unevenly. With SPF 25 to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays during the day and a formula that will last well into the night – it’s the perfect multitasking product for the busy girl-on-the-go. The slim packaging also makes this foundation travel-friendly, unlike conventional foundation bottles which can be bulky and prone to breakage.
With this long-lasting formula, transition from day to night is possible without worrying about
your makeup fading away all thanks to the revolutionary Mamonde Instant Fitting Film formula which fills in any pores or wrinkles on the face, leaving your skin looking soft and supple. This formula contains Mamonde’s exclusive Freeze and Fix powder, which actively absorbs sebum throughout the day, keeping the skin matte and preventing makeup from fading unevenly.
Unlike other foundations on the market, All Stay Foundation doesn’t oxidize once in contact with the skin but instead gives your complexion a brightening effect, so that your skin looks as radiant as a delicate Rose petal. Apply and bask in the fresh rose scent with fresh flora as the top note, rose as the heart note and a musky base note.

Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur Extends Support to BCWA with Pink-Themed Afternoon Tea

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur is proud to present a special Pink Afternoon Tea menu to delight guests and raise funds for the Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA) through the hotel’s Pink October Awareness initiative. From 1- 31 October 2018, invite your friends over and indulge in a fun pink-themed Afternoon Tea at the Lobby Lounge from 3 pm - 6 pm daily at RM190 nett (2 persons). If you like, order two glasses of Sparkling Prosecco Wine to spice up your afternoon tête-à-tête for RM310 nett (2 persons).
Specially curated by Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s Chef de Patisserie Adrian Gan, the Pink Afternoon Tea will be a crowd pleaser with its intricately designed treats. The delectable savory treats featured include Charcoal Foccacia with Smoke Salmon, Choux Puff with Cocktail Shrimp, Bresaola Beef Roll Sandwich, Poached Salmon with Beetroot Corn and Ikura and Philadelphia Rolled Cucumber Sandwich.
Alongside that, delicate sweet creations such as Heart Shaped Praline, Passion Fruit and Cream Cheese Macaroon, Strawberry and Vanilla Tartlet, Chocolate Éclair, Raspberry and Coconut Opera, Red & Pink Lipstick Praline and Red & Pink Lips Dark Chocolate Ganache can be found on all corners of the tea stand.
Take a sip of hot coffee or tea before sinking your teeth into warm fluffy Cranberry and Butter Scones, accompanied with smooth Mascarpone Cream or homemade Strawberry & Apricot Jam. In the tea stand drawer, guests will find a variety of cookies and chocolates on offer: Rose Cookies, Vanilla Cookies with Pink Ribbon Chocolate, Pink Sable, White Chocolate Vienna’s Finger and Pink Praline Square. The Kuala Lumpur Chocolate Tower makes another appearance on the Afternoon Tea stand, highlighting one of Kuala Lumpur’s famous landmarks.

Hegen – The Quantum Leap In Breastfeeding Solutions

Hegen launched its innovative express, store and feed breastfeeding support system for the Malaysian market. The revolutionary no-screw-thread one-hand closure; Press­to­Close, Twist­to­Open (PCTOTM) innovation, allows parents to easily press on and twist off the container’s lids, minimising spillage and unnecessary wastage of precious breastmilk.

Its vision of helping mothers to enhance and prolong their breastfeeding journey culminates from decades of manufacturing experience, together with their design ethos of making their products simple, practical and innovative.
Alongside the PCTOTM PPSU (Polyphenylsulfone) range of products, Hegen also unveiled its first electric breast pump to the Malaysian market. Available for sale in early 2019, the electric pump is the latest groundbreaking product in the Hegen ecosystem and serves to complement Hegen’s bestselling manual breast pump, which launched in 2017. Created with the same core fundamentals, both product ranges allow for a seamless express-store-feed transition with minimal wastage.

Hegen – Cherish Nature’s Gift

Born out of the desire to enhance the breastfeeding journey for both mother and child, Yvon Bock, Hegen Founder and Chief Executive Officer, conceived a system that simplifies and complements the nursing experience for both parents and child. A mother of four children, she drew on her own breastfeeding experience and interaction with like­minded mothers to create Hegen – a testament to every mothers’ commitment to breastfeeding their child.

[Food] Tanah Aina Fareena Café & Restaurant @ Karak Highway

Have you noticed the brightly lit Tanah Aina Fareena Café & Restaurant when you travel back to the town from Karak Highway? The newly opened Tanah Aina Fareena Café & Restaurant is an extraordinary restaurant surrounded by beautiful nature.
Strategically located at KM 54.3, Lebuhraya Karak-Lentang, not far from Kuala Lumpur City Centre and Bentong town which is the main entrance to State of Pahang, this restaurant is an addition to Tanah Aina Café, a well-known café in Shah Alam which started its operation on year 2013. In fact, Tanah Aina Fareena Café & Restaurant is located not far from Bukit Tinggi Resort.
We felt relax when dining with the nature experience, greeted with the lush green of Tanah Aina Fareena accompanied with the sound of running streams flowing around. Diners can choose to dine at the dining hall or at the beautiful garden (outdoor).
Presenting Asian and local fusion, the café serves chemical free and MSG free food with vegetables mostly plucked from Tanah Aina Fareena Vegetable Farm and fresh water fish (Red Talapia) from our own fish pond. Among the favourites are Talapia Steam Nyonya, Pineapple Chicken, Butter Prawn, Salty Egg Squid, Tomyam Seafood and also Steamboat, all freshly prepared by their in house chef.

A Healthier Way to Fry with the Airfryer XXL

Do you and your family love fried foods? Do you want to have the same delicious flavours but seek a healthier way to get the distinct taste of fried foods? Today, Malaysians are becoming increasingly conscious about the food we eat. However, many local favourites are deep fried – from ayam goreng berempah to ikan sumbat sambal, making deep frying part and parcel of daily Malaysian cooking. This, in turn, means that for many Malaysians, mealtimes often present a choice between indulging their taste buds or making a responsible choice for their family’s health.
“For parents, the biggest food critics in the family are often among the littlest members, and when the children are great fans of deep fried favourites, adults tend to ‘give in’ to the children’s choices. While many parents do try to ensure meals are home-cooked for greater control of ingredients and quality, many busy Malaysians often prioritise convenience when choosing meals. However, quick mass-produced food can be high in calories, fats, sugar and salt. We can see the health impact, with 47.7% of Malaysian adults being overweight or obese, whereby excess weight is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease, Malaysia’s top cause of death year after year.1,2 There is indeed a pressing need to help Malaysians prepare healthier meals with greater convenience,” said Mr Muhammad Ali Jaleel, Country Manager, Philips Malaysia.

“At Philips, we combine consumer insights and innovative product development – offering consumers a healthier way to fry by removing up to 50% of fat from food, and greater convenience by allowing them to cook more food at one go, with our biggest Airfryer capacity to date. We understand that parents, especially mums, take pride in serving healthy, delicious home-cooked meals, and we want to help them achieve this more easily through our innovative appliances,” he added.
Bigger – Cook more with great results

A must-have for preparing yummy yet healthier food at home, the Philips Viva Collection Airfryer XXL (HD9630/99) – the latest Airfryer from Philips, takes the hassle out of cooking for all in the family. Its extra-large size is designed with families in mind, so you can easily prepare enough for everyone. No more cooking in batches just to satisfy everyone’s appetites! With the biggest Airfryer capacity to date, it can easily handle a whole chicken or up to 1.4kg of fries for up to 6 portions at one go.

AEON Wellness @ Mid Valley Megamall

I always shop at pharmacy store because I can get almost everything I needed daily there.
There are a few pharmacy store available here in Malaysia. Which is your favourite, and what are you looking at when you shop at a pharmacy? Are you concern on the services, products, or price? For me, it's all of the above. I am happy that I found the one recently.
If you have been to Mid Valley Megamall lately, you would have noticed the newly refurbished AEON Wellness outlet there. If you have not been to the new AEON Wellness store, I urge you to pay it a visit because I am truly happy with my shopping experience there and I recommended the services. The AEON Wellness is now better and more consumer friendly.
Firstly, the store is brightly lit, huge and easy to move around. They have many variety of products in the store. The clean and modern interior is divided into different sessions which made it easy to find the products that we need. I have spotted many items with attractive prices, special discount and gift-with-purchase. They are also having the Happy Hour Special from 3pm - 5pm every weekend, do not miss the great deal to grab your items at AEON Wellness.
Next, let's check out the services available there. Health check and consultation by the pharmacist is available at only RM 20 for AEON Wellness members. The tests included Blood Pressure Check, Blood Glucose Checks, Cholesterol Checks and many more. You get to know your health condition almost immediately with the advance devices. Note that if you want an accurate result, it is advisable to fast for at least 8 hours before your health check.

Babyshop Lands in Malaysian Shores

As a mother, I believe many of us have seen the bright, colourful Babyshop stores while shopping. It is indeed a great news to us that Babyshop, the largest children's retailer in the Middle East and the leading Omni-channel kids' retailer, part of Landmark Group, has launched it's entry into Malaysia.

The Babyshop flagship store at The Curve spread across 8,500 sq ft, which is the brand's fifth location in Malaysia after opening its first at MyTOWN Shopping Centre and IOI City Mall in just six months ago.
Born in Bahrain in 1973, Babyshop has established itself as a one stop destination with the widest range of children's World-class products of house brands and designing and leading International labels. Alongside their own well-loved ranges Juniors, Giggles and Eligo, Babyshop is proud to stock and unbeatable array of top International brands in their stores.

The extensive range of products encompass all children's requirements in fashion clothing, toys for toddlers and children up to 10 years old, as well as baby basics, nursery furniture for new born babies and more.
“Babyshop is excited to be in Malaysia with our first five stores as we extend our presence outside of the Middle East. At the core of our business we believe in providing solutions to give every child the best start in life.” said Richard Collins, CEO of Babyshop at the launch event.

KLORANE is Now Available @ Watsons Malaysia

The Alliance Cosmetic Group (ACG) is excited to announce the launch of KLORANE, a range of hair and personal care products made with botanical ingredients from France to provide gentle yet effective solutions for the entire family. The official launch for KLORANE in Malaysia was held at Glasshouse @ Seputeh.

Founded by visionary pharmacist, the late Mr Pierre Fabre, KLORANE began more than 50 years ago in the Southwest of France with a vision to marry science and plant heritage to create effective, innovative products that respect both nature and people.
Today, KLORANE has become the no. 1 hair care brand in European pharmacies as recorded by the EUROPEAN LABEL: EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR QUALITY MANAGEMENT (EFQM) and is also dedicated to protecting both plant heritage and the environment through its KLORANE Botanical Foundation.

KLORANE explores the treasures of plants across the globe, while ensuring the traceability of our active ingredients through pharmaceutical rigour - from their cultivation to their extraction as well as formulation and production in France. While doing so, KLORANE helps to protect nature by developing environmentally friendly products that uses only natural and controlled dermocosmetics, believing in one plant, one solution.

New! OSIM uLove 2 Massage Chair

OSIM raises the bar on massage therapy with the launch of its latest uLove 2 massage chair that features the revolutionary 4-Hand Massage Technology in One Utama.

Once again, Asia’s perennial pop icon, Andy Lau (who was the spokesperson for OSIM’s first uDivine massage chair in 2010), has been handpicked to be the ambassador of uLove 2. There is no one better to perfectly reflect the chair’s exceptional qualities and represent its revolutionary innovation than Andy Lau, the man who has been continuously reinventing himself and fearlessly breaking boundaries in his industry.

Andy who has now become synonymous with the OSIM brand expresses his excitement in continuing this proud legacy and being the face of this divine invention.

“I’m deeply grateful to OSIM, for giving me the opportunity to represent its exciting innovations in massage therapy. With uLove 2 and its revolutionary 4-Hand Massage technology, I have never felt more relaxed and refreshed after a massage session. It’s truly a world-first in wellness for a complete full body rejuvenation."

The chair’s most outstanding innovation is the 4-Hand Massage technology that boasts 4 sets of powerful massage rollers designed to work in sync to massage your upper and lower body concurrently. This mechanism mimics the four-handed massage technique practiced by masseur/masseuse in most countries in Southeast Asia.
This is complemented by the V-Hand™ Massage that perfectly emulates the techniques and the flexibility of a masseuse’s hand; It perfectly executes grips that are akin to a human hand to extract deep-seated knots. The 720° roller balls are able to rotate 360° in both directions and help reach the more challenging contours of the human body.

Eat Smart, Move Smart & Sleep Smart for a Healthy Heart

World Heart Day was fall on Saturday, 29 Sep this year. In conjunction with this, Anlene and Pantai Hospital KL have held a Heart Smart Workshop on 22 Sep 2018.

Today, we are going to share about how to maintain a healthy heart which we've learnt from the Heart Smart Workshop. Do you know that Eat Smart, Move Smart & Sleep Smart is helpful for a Healthy Heart. These 3 effective, and seemingly simple steps were the focus of the Heart Smart Workshop.
When we think about the importance of a healthy heart, the first thing that slip through mind is to preventing heart disease. There are many benefits to having a healthy heart, and these fall in place, once you begin your journey towards heart health.
“With a worrying trend of almost one in four heart attack patients being under 50, it's never too early to start caring for your heart and mobility so that you can continue to live your best life to its fullest,” said Megawati Suzari, New Product Development, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Director at Fonterra Brands Malaysia. She added, “Anlene champions healthy living by highlighting mobility, bone joint and muscle functionality, and the importance of leading an active lifestyle to support a healthy body including good heart health.”

Hydrate Your Skin with NEOGENCE, available @ Watsons Malaysia

If you have traveled to Taiwan before, you should have seen or tried Neogence (霓净思) skincare brand there. Originated from Taiwan, NEOGENCE products are selling like hot cakes as it is committed to “beauty” for over 13 years now. NEOGENCE made their products in their own lab that is ISO9001- and ISO22716 certified, hence we can be ensure with the top notch quality.
I am honoured to have the chance to discover more about NEOGENCE with the founder, Dr. Hsieh himself at a workshop recently. Dr. Hsieh shared with us that he has developed NEOGENCE's first product 'Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Essence' for his family. The "Essence" has become the hero product in campus and it turned out to be an instant hot hit and well-known household name. Then, Neogence was founded in 2005 by a team of Taiwanese experts in dermatology, pharmacology and biomedical technology combined forces with the aim to create a highly efficient range of products designed to quickly, safely and effectively address skin problems. It is no surprised that NEOGENCE products has won multiple awards over the years.
Second Right - The founder of NEOGENCE, Dr. Hsieh

We all know that hydration is important to our skin. When our skin is lack of hydration, wrinkles and pigmentation will appeared and it made us look dull and old. NEOGENCE Hyaluronic Acid skincare range contains a high concentration of premium grade hyaluronic acid so it’s like a much-needed drink for your skin. The best part is, the range is suitable for all skin type.
Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating range consist of the complete range of products below:

Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Cleansing Mousse
Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Facial Wash
Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Cleansing Water
Hydrating Cleansing Liquid
Hydrating Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Essence
Hydrating Water with Glacier Water
Hydrating Fluid with Hyaluronic Acid
Soothing Emulsion with Hyaluronic Acid
Hydrating Cream with Hyaluronic Acid
Hydrating & Revitalising Gel Mask
Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Mask
Hydrating Eye Cream with Hyaluronic Acid

How to Save Money While Shopping Online

Malaysian is well known of loving shopping, so do I. I love shopping as the retail therapy made me happy and satisfy. With the technology, we could even shop at the comfort of our home at Online shopping. As far as I know, many friends of mine are hooked up with Online shopping, so do I. Over the years, there are more and more online shopping platforms choices in Malaysia. According to a research, eCommerce sales worldwide rose to over $600 billion in 2011. 

No matter you are looking to purchase fun and funky fashion styles, workout attire, beauty stuff, books, up to date electronics, furniture, cooking appliance, home furnishings or other things, you know you can get almost everything deliver to you with just a click away. It is really convenient to people that we don't have to face parking or traffic jam issue anymore. 

One thing we should know while come to Online Shopping is that we can always save money with special coupons, discounts, and voucher codes. Like how consumers can save on their retail spending via printed coupons and vouchers, they can do the same while shopping online with digital coupons and promo codes. I bet many of you still don't know about it yet, right.
As a smart consumer, I used to ask my friends on Facebook to get the discount codes. Sometimes I received responses but sometimes don't. I hate to depend on others to find out the discount codes as it is really frustrated. But hey, not anymore. I have discovered ShopCouponsa website that features the latest coupons, discounts, and voucher codes in Malaysia to help users save while shopping online.
I have shop online very often at Shopee recently. Shopee is one of the leading ecommerce marketplaces in Malaysia, we have been satisfied with their services and we feel safe to buy from them. Hence we are excited to find out the Shopee promo code at ShopCoupons and we are thrilled to share with our readers too. ShopCoupons is easy to use. Just browse the ShopCoupons' website, click on your desired voucher and copy the code. You can then enter the code when checkout your shopping cart at the online shopping platform. It's that simple and straight forward. No sign up or personal details needed at all.

Authentic La Mian @ Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

La mian, which means “hand-pulled noodles” in Chinese, is one of the most popular dishes across China. Originates in the western Chinese city of Lanzhou, La mian has become one of the main food in China. La Mian is easily available in China but now we can also taste the authentic La Mian at the exclusive La Mian promotion at Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
Shang Palace is an authority in Cantonese cuisine and provincial specialties. Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is proud to present a special culinary collaboration with Chef Wang Quan from Shangri-La Hotel, Xi’an.
Equipped with a wealth of knowledge in Shaanxi local dishes as well as Cantonese and Sichuan cuisines, Chef Wang has created a special La Mian menu available for just 9 days!
We were honoured to have a taste of the Authentic La Mian prepared by Chef Wang.
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