Aug 20, 2017

Review - Hydra Nea Vanilla Serum

Don't you just love vanilla.. I do. The smell or the scent of vanilla is definitely one of my favorite scents in the world..

The vanilla plant is a climbing vine with trumpet-shaped flowers. Unripe vanilla pods turn yellow when they grow about 5 to 8 inches long and are ready to harvest by then. The pods are then blanched in boiling water and sun dried for a few weeks until they turn dark brown and wrinkly.

Aug 18, 2017

Watch SEA Games on tonton and keep track via Kita Juara App

Oh yaaayyy, I am so excited and thrilled.....the 29th SEA Games 2017 officially starts tomorrow.. most if the hotels around KL and Klang Valley are packed with delegstes and athletes... And the excitement is pulsating...

Media Prima Berhad, will be giving viewers the best of the region’s largest sports event on its digital platforms and television channels ranging from live games streaming and broadcast to medal tally status updates... Ain't that just awesome...

Aug 17, 2017

Best Travel Gadgets for Tech Lovers 2017

Travel like a boss, they say. And why should you not? Today, majority of the world’s population is air borne for some or the other reason. Be it leisure, or education, or a crucial business meeting; the world has come to an agreement that true satisfaction lies in a foreign land. And unlike old times, travelling has become safer and affordable for all classes of the society. But let’s pause for a while and talk about the actuals. What should an individual carry and what should be left behind?

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When it comes to travelling, it’s always wise to travel as light as possible. And in spite of that fact, there are certain essentials that cannot be overlooked while packing our bags.

Aug 16, 2017


H   O   M   E   G   R   O   W   N
adjective   |   home-grown   |   \ hōmˈɡrōn \

Belonging to one's own particular locality or country

- Oxford English Living Dictionaries

FashionValet is back as the main sponsor for the fifth year of KL Fashion Week! In celebration of the great partnership, FashionValet and KLFW have joined forces to instill pride and recognition of incredible Malaysian talents with #IAMHOMEGROWN as the anchor of this year’s event.

Aug 15, 2017

THE TWEE from South Korea is now available in Malaysia...

A great many people are fans of the 'Korean Wave' or better known as 'Hallyu', which is definitely no stranger to Malaysians today. The 'Hallyu' fever has made its way here to Malaysia as well as the rest of the world as fast or is it faster then some outbreak.. through motion pictures, tv drama series,  music, food, fashion, hairstyle, make-up and other products that we, the so called 'Hallyu' fans cannot help but be fascinated and attracted to..

Getting more beautiful the NATURALS way...

NATURALS by Watsons now comes with a classy new look as well as an upgraded formulation at Watsons stores nationwide.

Yours truly who is a fan of natural, cruelty-free and dermatologically-tested products was definitely excited to learn about it... After all, all who knows the Naturals brand, knows that the brand only uses certified organic ingredients of the highest quality, sourced from around the world and their formulations are free from parabens, colourants and isothiazolinone, making it just ideal for everyone whatever your skin type is.

Aug 14, 2017

Those who are eligible for zakat....

I was browsing through Youtube when I came across this video by the PPZ-MAIWP... 

I have to say that it was eye opening and touching when the man went to pay his zakat and was greeted and thanked by different people from the asnaf community.. It definitely surprised him and well, it was an eye opener for me as well since I only thought that Zakat was meant for the poor and needy, which is well true to some extent... However, what I did not know was that zakat was also given to amil (those employed to administer the funds), as well as my fellow muallaf (those who have embraced Islam) as well several other different types of people, so I did my research and well... 

Aug 12, 2017


 Astro will be celebrating Malaysia’s 60th National Day, with a Negaraku campaign bringing all Malaysians together for a month-long celebration.

Astro's focus this year is to recognise and celebrate every day, ordinary Malaysians – and this means our grandparents, parents, and all of us who worked hard to make this country a better place.

Aug 10, 2017

Movie Review- Annabelle:Creation

Annabelle: Creation is a story of how the possessed doll Annabelle became evil.. naturally she was just a harmless masterpiece limited edition doll to begin with, created by a dollmaker, Mr Mullins (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife (Miranda Otto) ...

Mr Mullins had a lovely daughter who was the princess of the house, called Bee/ Annabelle, who loved to leave paper notes for her dad to find her... However, something tragic happen and Bee died from a terrible accident.. 


What are you up to this Thursday until Sunday? If you are around KL City Centre, you really have to drop by KLCC to check out the unique features of Taiwan brought to Malaysia via the anticipated WOW! Taiwan Selects, showcasing over 60 products from some of Taiwan’s best lifestyle brands.

Wow! Taiwan Selects is a regional marketing program commissioned by the Foreign Trade Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs which is established back in 2015 to assist Taiwan Businesses to tap into ASEAN and Indian markets.

Aug 9, 2017

Shop, Share & Earn with Shopplus On-The-Go System

So yours truly was invited to the grand launch that took place at Aloft Kuala Lumpur's Ballroom.. the grand launch was attended by Y.B. Datuk Chua Tee Yong, Deputy Minister of International Industry & Trade together with VIPs, Media, members and guests. 

Aug 7, 2017

Trying out SEP Jeju Mask Packs....

Thanks to Butterfly Project Malaysia and Watsons Malaysia, I was given a chance to try out these pretty amazing set of face masks... 

I have to admit, I love using face masks especially when I am on a trip somewhere or on a staycation... and it makes my skin feels just so refreshed after use...especially when you just came back to your hotel room or so, after a long day of activities in the sun, or any time you spend a tiring day and your face just look so peaky... as I strongly believe a good face mask can make you look much better after just a few minutes..


Mamonde has opened its 6th beauty counter at Parkson KLCC, with its latest brand concept ‘Journey of Flowers’.

This new concept debuted earlier in the year when Mamonde’s flagship store in Myeong-dong, Seoul, Korea received a facelift with a fresh new interior design as well as new customer experience through various brand and product touch points within the store.

Aug 6, 2017

2017 World Amateur Golfers Championship World Final in Malaysia

Did you know that Malaysia has been awarded the right to host the 2017 World Amateur Golfers Championship World Final that will involve some 45 countries, 800 golfers, non -golfers and spouses on the 18th to 25th November 2017.

Yours truly was thrilled to learn that since although I am not a golfer, there is something kinda fascinating watching golfers and trying to understand the mechanics. You will always be kinda amazed when those guys can hit a hole in the one from 200 yards or so...

Aug 5, 2017

AK Balloon Run 4.0

The AK Balloon Run, which is organised by Avenue K Shopping Mall, is back for the fourth year and will be taking place on 13 August, 2017 at the main entrance of Avenue K.

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AK Balloon Run is a seven-kilometre fun run that gathers participants from all walks of life to run with balloons throughout their run in celebration of happiness. The run will take place in the vicinity of the shopping mall along a scenic route within the city centre mainly via Jalan Pinang, Jalan Binjai and Jalan Mayang.

Aug 4, 2017

Medical loans

Of all the debt you can have, medical debt is probably the worst. This decision is one of the main reasons, so many people choose to take out medical loans – bills can add up at an exponential rate!

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Pros of medical loans

Like most debt, medical debt can ruin your credit rating. The difference is that people who incur medical debt have in most cases been prudent in every area of their financial lives. They don’t rack up credit card debt, always pay their bills on time, save for their retirement and even have emergency savings.

Aug 3, 2017

Annabelle makes heads turn in Malaysia

Annabelle is in town.. and well she has been raising eyebrows causing some people to recoil and jump back in fright while others gets closer hoping for a picture with her...

I was one of the lucky ones who got to meet this sweet and adorable doll.. my daughter was actually more excited then I was to meet her.. ok.. to be honest I was a bit scared of her at first, but upon seeing her, how could anyone not fall in love with that sweet innocent face...

Self Victimization, Blackmail and spreading the Hate...

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People want to be noticed, to be wanted, to be loved, to walk into a place and have others know who you are...

We live in a world full of different people with complex backgrounds. Everyone have their own story to tell, but no matter how interesting everyone’s life may seem to be, only a small few get the spotlight in the media, some for the right reasons and others for the wrong reasons.

Aug 1, 2017


Hada Labo, the Japanese skincare brand well known for its hero product lotion, has introduced their new breakthrough innovation in their range of lotion products. 

This new Hada Labo Hydrating Oil-In Lotion offers a unique approach to lotion where it promises users like you and me, a brand-new experience in hydration like no other.


Neffos Malaysia has launched the X1 Lite – for a simpler and more streamlined experience. Following the success of the original X1, the X1 Lite builds on core features while putting user convenience topmost...

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 Neffos is one of the fastest growing smartphone brands in Malaysia, with its growing line of products ranging from X1 to the larger X1 Max, the X1 Lite provides consumers with an affordable option without compromising quality.

Jul 31, 2017

14,000 Fun Runners took on the streets of Putrajaya for the AmMetLife ELECTRIC RUN RECHARGED

There was a huge sea of people at Anjung Floria, Precinct 4, Putrajaya on the 29th of July, all there for just one reason which was none other then the AmMetLife ELECTRIC RUN RECHARGED 2017.

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Participants of all ages came together to keep fit and had an amazing fun at the AmMetLife ELECTRIC RUN RECHARGED. With 5km of the most unique and biggest, brightest, neon coloured route designed , AmMetLife ELECTRIC RUN RECHARGED is a great example to us all that it is possible to make healthy living fun and exciting with an electrifying night of entertaining activities and great music.

Jul 30, 2017

18th Asia-Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition (APRCE) happening at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from October 25 to 27, 2017

 The 18th Asia-Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition (APRCE) will be happening at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from October 25 to 27, 2017, where approximately 3,000 delegates from 18 countries are expected at Asia Pacific’s largest retail event which is held once every two years. 

Organised by the Malaysia Retailers Association (MRA) and endorsed by Federation of AsiaPacific Retailers Associations (FAPRA), the theme of the 18th APRCE 2017 is “Transformation, Creativity and Beyond”. 

Lifting the Burden of GERD

A majority of Malaysians think that “enjoying food” is what that make life worth living... Food after all plays a major role in our lives. Everyone talks about it all the time, and it is the key for social events planning, a display of love, a cause for competition, and a source of adventure. No one really thinks about the inability to enjoy food, given that eating is something that we do almost automatically from birth.

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However, sadly, some people are afflicted with the inability to enjoy food.. these people suffer a specific tummy affliction..

Jul 29, 2017


How would you like to watch a movie, enjoy some yummy chocolate and react to it, and win a trip for two to Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan?? Now you can... Go on, it could be just your moment to shine!

M&M’s, our favorite chocolate brand is on a look out for fans to show off their love for M&M’s and their favourite screen time activity, with the first ever M&M’s Screen Bite Awards 2017. 

Jul 28, 2017

Some Aesop Fables reminders...

I have been reading Aesop's fables since I was a little kid.. and can so totally relate to his fables as there are just so many good morals and lessons to be learnt..

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Aesop was said to be a slave as well as a storyteller. He lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BCE. His favorite story to tell was a fable. A fable is a very short story with a moral, or a lesson to teach.

Jul 26, 2017

Why you must try the Dettol Deep Cleanse

Are you aware that there is a new Dettol Deep Cleanse range available.. I think it would be hard to miss as it's packaging is white and orange and if you happen to take a whift of the scent, you will agree with me that it smells so heavenly... I swear I fell in love at first scent...

However that is not all there is to it.. as parents, our children's well being is of course very important... and nothing is even more important than taking care of our family's skin health, to enhance and maintain our family's wellbeing.

Lets Join the Rock Solid Pink Walk and Run 2017 to save the kids

Child sexual exploitation is a type of sexual abuse. The children in exploitative situations and relationships would normally receive gifts, money or affection as a result of performing sexual activities or others performing sexual activities on them.

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It is something that haunts me as it happened to me. And it also happened to Chester Bennington, the lead singer of LINKIN PARK who recently took his own life.. his tragic life is a classic case study of child sexual abuse.

Jul 25, 2017


Herbalife, one of the top global nutrition company, has launched their Healthy Active Tour in Malaysia in the hope of bringing awareness to the importance of nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for Malaysians of all ages.

Today, we Malaysians are becoming more health-conscious. Many of us have started frequenting gyms and picked up new sporting hobbies, besides adopting healthier eating habits. On my part, I try to walk 10,000 steps a day, half the time succeeding, but half the time failing...

Jul 24, 2017

Enjoy Life’s Little Pleasures with Viva La Vita from Avon

I am one of those who love fragrances.. Fragrances after all has a way to make its wearer more confident and beautiful..

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Yours truly was introduced to Avon’s new feminine fragrance, set to be launched in October 2017, known as the Viva La Vita Eau de Parfum, which was inspired by strong, confident women who take life in their stride..

Jul 23, 2017

Linola, good news for rough, dry, cracked and sensitive skin

I am one of those with very dry skin... on bad days, the skin on my leg almost look like fish scales, and at certain times of the year, I develop rashes from skin irritation..., but well, I am not the only one... since it is evident from the vast array of products catering to dry and very dry skin in supermarket and pharmacy shelves that many people are in dire need of a solution for dry skin...

Well, I got great news..  we Malaysians now have a brand new super hero that will be rescuing troubled skins nationwide which is none other then Linola, a well-loved pharmaceutical skincare range developed by Dr. August Wolff in Germany since 1957 and has continually gone through countless research and development exercises over the decades. Today, it is the No.1 preferred medical skin care by paediatricians in Germany.

5,000 took part in Great Eastern Genting King of the Mountain

Five thousand challengers signed up for the obstacle course event that is Great Eastern Genting King of the Mountain but hundreds more joined in for the camaraderie of the day. There was no doubt the recent Viper Challenge was a huge success at The Ranch @ Gohtong Jaya recently...

About 5,000 participants took part in the recent Viper Challenge held at The Ranch, Gohtong Jaya on 15 July 2017. The event, organized by Original Bootcamp featured food trucks and music as the main highlights in its post-event carnival. 


Did you know, that consuming too much sugary foods may result in dental damages such as tooth decay, gum damage and bad breath and well, the sad thing is we Malaysians love sugary food.. Oh my gawd.. seriously, whenever you order a Milo Ice or a Teh Ais or something from the Mamak shop, don't you think the drinks are practically laden with sugar...

Even when I order my drink 'kurang manis' it still seems so super sweet at times...


So peeps, have you signed up for the world’s most popular nocturnal fun run already....reminder... reminder... do not blame me if you forgot and don't say I did not tell you... it is next Saturday and I am so excited...

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The ELECTRIC RUN will be lighting up the city again as AmMetLife ELECTRIC RUN RECHARGED happens at Anjung Floria, Precinct 4, Putrajaya.

AmMetLife Insurance Berhad is the new partner and it comes fully RECHARGED, ready to amp up the night for runners like you and me....

Jul 21, 2017

Let us be more sensitive, understanding and caring...

I woke up today to the news one of my favorite rock band, Linkin Park, has lost its main singer.. he hung himself, after having given up hope and all with his fight on drugs, alcohol and also stress... 

It was of course a rude shock as even though his music was angst driven, it was something many of us felt and could relate to as well...

Jul 19, 2017

Higher Education in Malaysia – Quick Overview

Read about educational system in Malaysia, higher education in Malaysia, and how to apply to Malaysian universities

Malaysian educational system: one of the best in the world
Thinking about an exemplary educational system, first that comes to mind are the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, or some of European countries with old educational tradition and well-known universities. And probably it will be striking that 5 of Malaysian universities are among the 500 best world universities (according to Shanghai rating, 2014), and that Malaysian educational system duplicates the British one, that is among 5 best systems in the world (IMD rating, 2014-2015). Students from all over the world are studying in the Malaysian universities and get international-level diplomas which are recognized and highly estimated in most countries.


Vitacare Pharmacy is a place where medicine and food meet. The people at Vitacare believe in a holistic approach to health and wellness, therefore whenever you step into a Vitacare Pharmacy, you will be sure to find a whole array of healthy and organic foods at their outlets and friendly pharmacists readily on hand to advise you on any queries you may have…

So yours truly was over at Vitacare Pharmacy at the Gardens where they had their ‘Health & Wellness Discovery Journey’ event for some of us bloggers and influencers…

Jul 17, 2017

Experience groundbreaking innovation at the Taiwan Excellence Pavilion in Malaysia

The Taiwan Excellence Pavilion recently had its first showcase at 1 Utama Shopping Centre...

The symbol of Taiwan Excellence is a mark of innovation - the highest accolade that can be awarded to Taiwanese products. 


So I was having some stressful moments recently... My refrigerator started giving me problems... It could not stay cold and water was leaking everywhere.. It was the sight of nightmares and a stench was beginning to come out of it... since when your refrigerator cannot stay cold the foodstuff starts spoiling as well.... and ohmaigerd busuknyer....

I was ready to tear out my hair then... stress.. oh stress...

Jul 16, 2017


Don't you agree with me that there are moments our lips can be pretty sensitive and when we ignore or forget to take extra care with it, our lips can be pretty dull, develop wrinkles and even become chapped and dry?? So that is why you really need to take care of our lips, whixh is as inportant as the rest of our face...

Mentholatum has introduced their all-new Premium Rich Moist, a super nourishing lipbalm that pampers the lips with all the best moisturizing ingredients. Formulated with 8 moisturizing ingredients i.e. Olive Oil, Honey, Avocado Oil, Argan Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Royal Jelly Extract, Shea Butter and Moringa Butter this premium lipbalm helps to relieve dry and chapped lips while keeping the lips velvety silky smooth.

Jul 15, 2017

Althea turns 2.....

Before anything else, a very happy 2nd birthday to one of most favorite online shops, none other then Althea Korea, the place I head to when I need to get me my K-beauty products which are always so affordably priced, beautifully bubble wrapped , packed straight from Korea in the most gorgeous themed boxes, during festive seasons, or a nice pink box on normal days. 
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It is hard to believe but Althea Korea is already 2 years old, and as usual, when Althea is celebrating, we are the one enjoying since there are like tons of amazing activities happening during in conjunction to their birthday!

Jul 13, 2017

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera review

I got my daughter an Instax Mini 9 instant film camera not too long ago and well, my soon-to-be teenage daughter, Anne fell in love with it.. The Instax Mini 9 instant film camera is an updated version of the Instax Mini 8, and is ideal for those vainpots who love to take selfies... 

The  Instax Mini 9 comes equipped with Fujinon 60mm f/12.7 lens, which offers a fixed focus from 2' to infinity and it includes a small selfie mirror which has been built into the front area of the lens design...

Jul 8, 2017

Shila Amzah to perform at Resorts World Genting

Malaysian singer-songwriter Shila Amzah, amazes me. I have never seen another person who can sing in so many languages fluently, she has sang Malay songs, English songs, Chinese songs, Korean songs, Japanese songs, Hindi songs and the list will go on I am sure and her voice is just so melodious...

It is surely no surprise that she is dubbed “Asia's Sweetheart,” and well, if you are a fan like I am, you will be pleased to know that she will soon light up the stage at Resorts World Genting with her unique brand of music that has won her international fame across Asia.


Most little girls grow up with Disney, and that would make them a Disney fan.. after all who can forget those brave and gorgeous Disney Princesses or well.. Mickey and Minnie Mouse..

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At the same time, little girls growing up will need lipbalms to keep their lips supple and moisturized.. And I daresay most of us in Asia would know that you can get some of the best and most affordable lipbalms that won't burn a hole in your pocket or wallet with LipIce lipbalms.. they have been around for as long as I can remember...

Ultherapy® for a younger you

Did you know Merz Aesthetics' Ultherapy® is celebrating the milestone achievement of providing one million treatments globally... Yeah... one million...

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Since its global launch in 2008, the non-invasive ultrasound device has become a game-changer in physician offices worldwide by using the body’s own regenerative response to gently and naturally stimulate collagen growth, don't you think that is impressive...

Jul 6, 2017

Memes on the Internet

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We spend a lot of time online and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. With mass amounts of information coming at us from multiple outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, email, Slack, Pinterest, and Youtube - just to name a few!), it can be hard to distinguish between the funny stuff and the hurtful stuff.

Jul 5, 2017

Awesome Books to Read This Summer

Looking for something a little different to read this summer? Tired of the same old top ten book lists or the laundry list of classics that are coming up short? If you are like me and have a bunch of half finished books on your shelf because they turned out to be boring, then check out these kick ass books this summer. I promise, you won’t be bored. There’s something for everyone on this list, and it offers a good mix of new and newish titles.

For The Broke Entrepreneur

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If you are a struggling writer, artist, babysitter - any kind of entrepreneur - you’re going to want to make some time to read Jen Sincero’s latest installment of the Badass books: You Are a Badass at Making Money. She tells it like it is and offers insightful ways to go out and get what you want out of life. She challenges you to get off the fence and make a decision already. It gets you all fired up and makes you want to go get your goals. She uses autobiographical anecdotes to cheer you on.

Flowers from FLORESTA for my birthday...

I am a woman and well, I daresay 99.9 percent of women love flowers and of course, receiving them, that is unless she is somehow unfortunately allergic to them…

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There is something about the subtle fragrance, the colors, the flower arrangement designs that can change the chemistry of our brain and make us feel happy or better when we receive flower…

Eversoft Cleansers that Do More.....

Eversoft is a brand I associate with my youth.. I think it is one of the brands that have been around for ages… and the brand we relied on when we could not afford all those luxurious skincare in our teenage years or when we just started working…

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Nevertheless, despite its affordability, the brand is a great brand with good quality products… and yours truly had a chance to try out the latest products they have… which was well, the Eversoft Tomato Micellar Cleansing Water a gentle yet effective cleanser for removing makeup and impurities from our face. 

Jul 4, 2017

Safi Shayla Shampoo and Conditioner review...

For most modern day women, beauty is a priority.. after all, let’s admit it, we live in a kinda superficial world, sad to say, where people tend to judge you for your looks… at least most of the time.. first impression counts when you meet someone for the first time.. and how you look is also important for landing a job, a project, a date, etc…. and it goes the same way for personal hygiene, from overall cleanliness, hair, etc…

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We have to keep ourselves looking the best we can… and sometimes, just having to keep our hair beautiful can also be a costly affair…. A trip to the salon can be quite costly.. and well.. with the stressors of life, as well as our lifestyle, we have different hair and with that, different hair problems or issues…

Jul 1, 2017

Getting over my fear of needles for the sake of beauty

If you told me I would be injecting myself two days, or more ago, I would have told you you were stark raving mad… No 1, I am so terrified of needles, and I have got into countless arguments with the nurses when I was pregnant every time I had to get jabbed and I was just so super stressed when I had dengue and was subjected to blood tests…


When the doctors or nurses told me having an injection was definitely less painful then even childbirth, I retaliated and told them how did they like someone stabbing them there as childbirth was natural and cannot be helped.. childish, and not my best moments but….. hahahah, that was me, and that was how deep my fear of needles was..

Jun 29, 2017

Beauty Review: Sweedskin Luminous Cleanser and Skin Activator Mist

After hearing plenty of good things about Sweedskin, yours truly finally got her hands on two products to try it out... The Sweedskin Luminous Cleanser and the Skin Activator Mist..

These are just 2 products out of a range of 7 products SNA Wellness International Sdn. Bhd has created in collaboration with the laboratory from Solabia Group, France as well as Mibelle Group Biochem...