Apr 19, 2024

Nestlé GOODNES tempting Malaysian's Tastebuds!!!!

More and more Malaysians today are discovering they have options when it comes to nourishing beverages that go beyond dairy. In a move to cater to evolving dietary preferences, Nestlé GOODNES is showing how its plant-protein beverages are hitting just the right spot with its delicious offerings.

Introduced recently by Nestlé Malaysia as part of its commitment to make more affordable plant-based food and beverages readily available to all Malaysians, the Halal-certified and vegan- friendly Nestlé GOODNES range ticks all the boxes for a delicious tasting plant-protein beverage.

Harnessing the health benefits of almonds and oats, the Nestlé GOODNES beverages are lactose free, making them ideal for the increasingly flexitarian diets of consumers.

Mr. Juan Aranols, Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad, said, "Plant-protein based beverages are giving health-conscious consumers and those with dietary constraints a wonderful alternative to dairy milk, particularly when they are also appealing to the palate. We have been steadily expanding our offerings with the needs of Malaysians in mind, and with Nestlé GOODNES, people have more choices at their fingertips. What's more, proper nutrition is vital for all of us, and these plant protein-based beverages and food provides variety and balance in meals."

The range comes in two velvety smooth flavours - Dairy-Free Oat and Dairy-Free Almond & Oat, made in Malaysia with oats and almonds. At the heart of Nestlé GOODNES is its natural sweetness derived from hydrolysed oats, without any added sugars (sucrose). This unique formulation is packed with the wholesome goodness of micronutrients like calcium and vitamin D which aids in the development of strong bones, and vitamins B2 and B3, to help with energy release from the food we eat.

Versatile and modestly-priced, Nestlé GOODNES can be easily incorporated into our daily lives to meet different needs. One can enjoy its delicious taste on its own, added to hot or cold beverages and cereals, and even used in cooking and baking.

Nestlé's selection of Halal dairy-free offerings also include MILO Dairy-Free and NESCAFE Dairy-Free versions for those who enjoy the original beverages but prefer plant-protein based options.

"With Nestlé GOODNES and our other plant-protein based beverages, Malaysians can get the best of both worlds sip by sip, as we help consumers make mindful decisions that reflect their lifestyles and environmental consciousness," added Mr Aranols.

For more information about Nestlé GOODNES, please visit https://www.dearnestle.com.my/brand-story/nestle-goodnes

Apr 14, 2024

Trying the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra....

Since I manage to break the backscreen of my iPhone 13 Pro, I was grateful for the chance to use the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra for a couple of weeks.. while I got the other mobile device off to be repaired/ replaced….. this smart phone is definitely an impressive device to handle but with a Titanium frame, it doesn’t quite strain my hand especially since I use my phone for work a lot

I like that, the phone design is not slippery, and it does not leave too many fingerprints around like some of the glass phones…. 

The S-Pen, speaker grille, Type-C port and SIM tray are placed together at the bottom. The right side has power and volume keys. The weight distribution is pretty well balanced at the weight of 239 grams…

This screen of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra seems brighter than before and well, being a flagship phone, the performance of this phone is of course nothing short of impressive…. 

The Dynamic AMOLED panel produces vivid, accurate colours in both standard and Vivid modes. It also gets incredibly bright, hitting a peak of 2,600 nits in direct sunlig

It  makes it easy to view the screen even on a sunny day outdoors. And when you turn down the level of brightness, it maintains great colour and visibility so you can use it discreetly in very dim light.

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra comes with several innovative AI-powered features that aim to enhance the phone’s capabilities and user experience.  This includes Live Translation for real-time translation during calls, Interpreter mode for face-to-face text transcription between two languages, Circle to Search to easily initiate searches by circling objects, Chat Assist to refine the tone of written messages, Generative Edit to seamlessly remove objects from photos, and Note Assist to generate summaries and translations of notes and more. 

With this robust set of AI tools spanning across areas like visuals, language, communication and productivity, the S24 Ultra clearly establishes itself as one of the most advanced AI-driven smartphones yet.

I like that Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra phone switches easily between open programs, or even when I am scrolling web pages and my social media feeds, and that would be because sometimes I like to be playing my Monopoly Go or Pokemon Go to relieve stress while doing my blogging or photo editing etc

The Galaxy S24 series comes with One UI 6.1 based on Android 14 out of the box, promising seven years of software and OS support from Samsung

As a content creator, depending on my smartphone , I need a smartphone with a good camera… naturally, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra does not disappear and comes with a quad camera system, headlined by a high-resolution 200MP wide sensor for capturing intricate details and bright, vivid images. 

It includes a 12MP ultra-wide lens with a 120-degree field of view suited landscapes and buildings or design photography. 

The phone also comes with a 5x optical zoom telephoto camera with a 50MP sensor, replacing the S23 Ultra’s 10x periscope lens. This 5x telephoto range proves more versatile for everyday shooting scenarios. Rounding out the rear setup is a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom.

When in use, the S24 Ultra seriously impresses me with its optical zoom capabilities up to 10x magnification, beyond which digital zoom leads to some pixellation. It’s low light photo capability is pretty impressive too as it can actually minimize noise in nightscapes and preserve highlights. 

I used it when I was with my dear friend Mary Jane at the Petroleum Club and manage to take some impressive photos

And I am pretty much excited by the Samsung S24 Ultra’s AI-enhanced editing such as object removal and background changes if need be….

For selfie fans, the Galaxy S24 Ultra sports the same 12MP selfie camera carried over from the S23 Ultra. It does captures good details and accurate skin tones in bright outdoor lighting. At night too, the camera shines as the selfies captured maintain the detailing and the crisp essence

And oh…my favorite part of the phone… this baby packs a 5,000mAh battery and the battery can get me through a full day of heavy use!!!!! But if you are a more conservative user, I am pretty sure the S24 Ultra can even last up to 1.5-2 days on a single charge….

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is pretty impressive and I love it and wish I can keep it… but well, I am not quite able to afford this yet but one more thing i have to say is that I am also happy  the phone doesn’t  heat up like the previous Galaxy models I owned before… thanks to a larger vapor chamber that Samsung has equipped internally… 

For those who want a smart looking working phone with amazing AI features and camera, should give this a shot…..

Apr 10, 2024


Hada Labo, the renowned Japanese skincare brand under Rohto-Mentholatum, continues to make a positive impact in the lives of marginalised communities through its 'We Care for Society' campaign. Now in its fifth year, the campaign has expanded its reach to support a broader community while continuing to empower low- income women entrepreneurs.

In collaboration with Women Of Will (WOW) and Kechara Soup Kitchen Society, and supported by Watsons Malaysia, 'We Care for Society' ran throughout the month of Ramadan. 

Hada Labo partnered with WOW to engage a group of low-income women entrepreneurs in baking 1,000 jars of healthy cookies, supported by a RM20,000 donation.

Additionally, a donation of RM30,000 was provided to the Kechara Soup Kitchen Society to prepare 2,040 meal packs for marginalised and homeless individuals and 44 bags of groceries for marginalised families. The cookies were distributed alongside the packed meals and groceries to those in need.

Lim Mei Yuen, General Manager of Rohto-Mentholatum (M) Sdn Bhd, shared that the campaign initiated 5 years ago, aimed to equip low-income women entrepreneurs with essential skills and knowledge, enabling them to achieve financial independence and support their families. Recognising the growing prevalence of poverty, Hada Labo extended its support to impoverished communities struggling to fulfill their basic necessities, particularly food.

"We are deeply appreciative of the unwavering support from the public and our partners, which has sustained this campaign for 5 years. We aim to bring comfort and joy to the underprivileged, particularly during Ramadan, when nutritional needs are heightened," said Lim.

 Lakshwin Muruga, Executive Director of WOW, stressed the importance of timely assistance provided to low-income women entrepreneurs, who are striving to be self- sufficient and financially independent, relying on their skills and knowledge to support themselves and their families. He emphasised that Hada Labo’s support is a significant boost for these women.

Justin Cheah, Marketing Director from Kechara Soup Kitchen Society, highlighted the escalating demand for aid in the face of economic decline. Kechara Soup Kitchen Society heavily depends on food donations to aid the needy. Therefore, the team expresses gratitude for Hada Labo’s generous sponsorship and hopes for continued corporate support in their mission.

During the 'We Care for Society' campaign, with every purchase of Hada Labo Hydrating Water Gel moisturizer from Watsons RM1 will be donated to the above cause.

As part of the ‘We Care for Society’ campaign, Hada Labo introduced the Hydrating Water Gel, an essential addition to its hydrating range.

The newly launched Hydrating Water Gel upgraded with 2 Prebiotics, 4 types of Hyaluronic Acid and Cactus Extract to strengthen the skin barrier, improve hydration and soothe and protect skin against environmental stressors. 

Key features include:
- Soothe & Antioxidant – infused with Cactus Extract which is rich in anti-oxidants to soothe skin irritation and protect skin from free-radical damage.
- Repairs Skin Barrier – with 2 Prebiotics to help strengthen skin barrier and repair dry, damaged skin for healthier and stronger skin.
- Protects against Blue Light – with Carnosine to protect skin against blue light.
- Hydrates and nourishes – combines 4 types of Hyaluronic Acid (3D HA, Medium Size HA, Super HA & Nano HA) and Ceramide to lock, replenish and restore
moisture deeply into the skin for perfectly moisturized skin.
- Ultra-lightweight water gel texture absorbs instantly into skin and leaves skin
feeling fresh and hydrated.

 Hada Labo Hydrating Water Gel gentle formula is free from alcohol, paraben, colourant, mineral oil, MIT & Diglycol is suitable for all skin types. 

It is recommended for use after cleansing and hydrating lotion to seal in moisture. The product is available at all major pharmacies and supermarkets, as well as e-commerce platforms.

For more information or to support future campaigns, visit www.hadalabo.com.my

Apr 3, 2024

Kinohimitsu Collagen Day: A Celebration of Self-Love and Empowerment

Kinohimitsu, the leading brand of collagen drink in South East Asia which was awarded the No.1 Best Selling Collagen Drink in Singapore and Malaysia (accredited by Nielsen IQ 2022 report) celebrated their Kinohimitsu Collagen Day recently.

The Kinohimitsu Collagen Day is a movement organized by Kinohimitsu since 2017 to raise awareness about the importance of collagen to help everyone feel happier, healthier & more confident in their own skin, fostering self-love and empowerment. 

Kinohimitsu Collagen Day is not just a month for enjoying special discounts on collagen products, but also a powerful initiative aimed at inspiring individuals to embrace their unique beauty and celebrate self-care.

Since its inception in 2017, Kinohimitsu Collagen Day has been a beacon of empowerment, reminding us all to embrace self-love. Self-care means not just nourishing our skins but also our souls, radiating confidence and happiness. 

With this year's theme, 'Beyond Beauty, Begin Within,' Kinohimitsu  invites us to embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through the movie YOLO.

In mainland Chinese movie YOLO (You only live once), the actress Jia Ling transformed herself completely to a healthy person. In her song, she tells everyone, it is not too late to be yourself and love yourself.

Join in this annual celebration, and ignite the flame of self-love together for the future you!

Kinohimitsu arranged a special screening of the inspiring movie "YOLO," at Dadi cinema Pavillion Kuala Lumpur with more than 200 guests attending for the special screening….

Kinohimitsu is also thrilled to announce collaborations with like-minded partners who share the same commitment to promoting self-love and holistic wellness:

Aloft | Kinohimitsu Brew-tiful Sips & Glow Getter Collagen
A delightful blend of sophistication and health, these beverages merge the elegance of a special occasion drink with the benefits of Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond.

"Brew-tiful Sips" and "The Glow Getter Collagen" not only cater to the palate with their unique and refreshing flavors but also enrich your skin's health and glow. Each sip brings you closer to a radiant complexion, thanks to the collagen boost, while the meticulously chosen garnishes add a touch of finesse. Experience this luxurious fusion at the Aloft W xyz Bar, where each glass is a testament to the harmony of taste and well-being. 

Now available for RM28 per glass, these collagen-infused beverages offer an exquisite way to elevate your self-care regimen.

Beauty In The Pot | Kinohimitsu Beauty Diamond Collagen Mocktail
Raise a glass to self-love with a specially crafted Beauty Diamond Collagen Mocktail to enhance your skin's natural radiance and vitality, each sip delivers a potent dose of 5300mg of Marine Collagen Peptide from Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond for a rejuvenated complexion. 

Elevate your beauty routine with this refreshing mocktail, designed to nourish your skin from within and leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized. 

Exclusively available at Beauty In The Pot new opening store which is located at The Exchange TRX with 50% off at the price of RM9.40 per glass.

RT Pastry | Kinohimitsu Love Yourself Collagen Cake
Indulge in a delectable culinary experience with a specially crafted collagen-infused cake, this delicacy features layers of airy sponge cake, harmonizing lychee, and fragrant rose flavours. 

Each cake is infused with a bottle of Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond which contains 5300mg of Marine Collagen Peptide for nourishing your inner glow. Treat yourself or loved ones to this masterpiece to celebrate self-love and empowerment. 

The RT Pastry Kinohimitsu Love Yourself Collagen Cake will start selling on 6th April 2024 at all RT Pastry outlets, priced at RM118.00. As a Watsons or RT member, simply flash your member card to enjoy special price at RM98.00 when purchasing the RT Pastry | Kinohimitsu Love Yourself Collagen Cake, enhancing your beauty routine with delightful savings.

WonderBrew | Kinohimitsu Collagen Kombucha
A refreshing fusion of wellness and indulgence. Infused with premium Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond, this kombucha offers a nourishing boost for your skin's radiance and vitality and with the vibrant flavours of acai berry and black goji, it tantalizes the taste buds while delivering a burst of antioxidants and nutrients. 

Elevate your wellness routine with each sip of this invigorating kombucha, and embrace the beauty of holistic self-care. Available now at WonderBrew online store: https://wonderbrew.co/ with the price of RM15.90 per bottle and a bundle of 6 at RM88.00.

In recognition of the importance of collagen during this month-long campaign, its also time to grab your favorite collagen products which are on discounts of up to 40% from 1st April to 30th April 2024. Experience the allure of the top-selling Kinohimitsu Collagen Diamond 16's and Kinohimitsu Collagen Men 16's, now available at the irresistible price of RM99.00 only! 

Other Kinohimitsu collagen products include Kinohimitsu Collagen Beauty, Kinohimitsu Collagen Green Caviar, Kinohimitsu Collagen Nite, Kinohimitsu Stem Gold+ 180g, Kinohimitsu Marine Gem 180g, Kinohimitsu Stem Cell Snow Lotus 10’s, Kinohimitsu Collagen Activ 15’s and Kinohimitsu Beauty Activ 15’s.

Online shoppers can also enjoy these deals on Kinohimitsu e-store at my.kinohimitsu.com or e-marketplaces such as Lazada and Shopee.

Mar 31, 2024


Hello hello, did you know what Melano CC, the Japanese skincare brand best known for its groundbreaking vitamin C skincare has come out with their latest winner: the Melano CC Brightening UV Essence with SPF50+ PA++++ ?!!!

This revolutionary product is engineered to go beyond traditional sunscreens, offering a multifaceted approach to skincare that combines sun protection and brightening functions.

The relentless dedication to research and development has created this remarkable sunscreen—a fusion of Vitamin C and skincare ingredients meticulously crafted to achieve radiant, glowing skin while protecting against harmful UV rays, and the powerhouse combination of two types of Vitamin C – ascorbic acid glucoside for sustained Vitamin C delivery and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate for enhanced efficacy sets the Melano CC Brightening UV Essence apart from all its competitors 

This dynamic duo brightens dull skin, lightens acne marks, and minimizes large pores, ensuring a complexion that exudes luminosity and vitality.

Key Benefits of Melano CC Brightening UV Essence include:
Comprehensive Protection: Formulated with SPF 50+ PA++++, it delivers a broad-spectrum defence against UVA/UVB rays and shields the skin from airborne pollutants, ensuring optimal skin health and vitality.

Advanced Brightening: Crafted with a potent blend of vitamin C and E derivatives, this sunscreen actively combats dark spots, promotes an even skin tone, and enhances the skin's inner radiance with each application.

Hydration Boost: Infused with a synergistic blend of vitamin E and Passion Fruit Extract, it provides an additional burst of hydration, quenching the skin's thirst and leaving it feeling revitalised and supple.

 Pore Refinement: Enhanced with Sebum Absorbing Powder, the sunscreen
 effectively controls facial oil production, refines pores, and imparts an instant pore-blurring effect, ensuring a flawless canvas for makeup application with extended wear.

Effortless Application: With its lightweight formula, the sunscreen effortlessly glides onto the skin, absorbing instantly without any greasy residue leaving the skin feeling energised and additionally refreshed with its citrusy scent.

Go and experience the Melano CC Brightening UV Essence (50g) today!!!!  Get yours at Watsons, Shopee, and Lazada retail for RM 69.90 

Mar 30, 2024

Celebrities Drive Authentic Connection on Shopee Live

Responding to the shifting e-commerce trend towards a more humanised online shopping experience* local celebrities Zoey Rahman and Lan Solo are actively stepping into the digital spotlight, curating and presenting products on Shopee’s own livestream channel, Shopee Mamak. Whether it's Zoey Rahman's insightful product reviews or Lan Solo's captivating demonstrations, these celebrities are going beyond traditional endorsements. This shift towards interactive and personalised content is a win-win for all users, creating a humanised online shopping experience.

Celebrities Advocates Authenticity to Build Brand Trust in E-commerce 

A human-centric online shopping experience prioritises genuine product sharing and builds connections through shared experience. Lan Solo, a member of the Shopee Celebrity Squad and a popular Malaysian singer known for his engaging Shopee Mamak content, emphasised this shift: "It isn’t just about showcasing or selling products. Live streaming is all about two-way conversations. We encourage questions, respond to comments in real-time, and create a sense of community.” Lan Solo’s Shopee Mamak streams consistently pull in an average viewership of over 50K Malaysians.

Fellow Shopee Celebrity Squad member and founder of Mikaseries, Zoey Rahman, echoed this sentiment.  "People connect with authenticity. On Shopee Live, I can share genuine product recommendations, offering viewers valuable insights beyond just a celebrity endorsement."  One of Zoey’s recent Shopee Mamak sessions drew a record number of over 60K viewers, showcasing the power of expert advice delivered in a relatable and engaging format.

Celebrities Champions Personalised E-commerce Content That Connects 

Many businesses see the potential of live streaming by connecting directly with customers through Shopee Live. But for some, the world of live commerce can feel like uncharted territory.  New sellers are eager to jump on the bandwagon, but questions like "Where do I even begin?" or "What kind of content should I create?" cloud their minds.

Zoey gave his expert take on maximising e-commerce efforts through Shopee Live. "Live streaming might seem casual, but a well-defined content strategy is key." He stressed audience research, “It's important to know what your audience is interested in before you start your live stream. What kind of content that’s both interesting and informative to them?” Besides, Zoey emphasised the importance of authenticity, advocating for live sellers to provide genuine recommendations. His commitment to authenticity went beyond mere recommendations. He personally tested products before showcasing them on Shopee Live, for example health supplements like Redoxon Cal-D Effervescent Tablets and KITSUI Whitie Snow Probiotic. This firsthand experience allowed him to identify key benefits and present them from a user's perspective, not just a salesperson's. By prioritising transparency, Zoey built trust with his viewers, avoiding hard sells in favour of genuine recommendations.

Lan shared a similar view when asked about his content strategy to succeed in Shopee Live. “Storytelling is a great way to engage viewers and reduce drop offs. Think of it as hanging out with friends and talking about something you're passionate about – your products!” Instead of bombarding viewers with sales tactics like pushing them to purchase, Lan suggested weaving stories around the products. “Imagine sharing funny anecdotes about a particular item or offering your own experiences that resonate with your audience. This approach keeps them engaged and interested in learning more.” Lan Solo, a parent himself, put this advice into action, leveraging his experience to recommend the Anakku Disney Baby Bath. His relatable stories resonated with parent viewers who trusted his firsthand knowledge and advice. Both Zoey Rahman and Lan Solo's sharing align perfectly with the growing trend of live commerce.  

Shopee Live Empowers Sellers with Its Useful Live Streaming Features

Zoey highlighted the advantages of using Shopee Live as a platform for live streaming:  "It's a built-in feature on Shopee, ready for you to engage your audience directly.” Emphasising the convenience, Zoey added, “It's so convenient that sellers can ditch the brick-and-mortar overhead. They can live stream directly from their phones – anytime, anywhere!" Shopee Live allows sellers to launch live streams easily just through a phone – a convenient and cost-effective way to connect with audiences.

"Shopee Live is like having your own mini broadcast, but without the production hassle," said Lan Solo, echoing the platform's user-friendliness. “Unlike traditional live streaming, Shopee Live empowers sellers to go live with ease. Shopee Live's easy-to-use features, such as live chat functionality, and exclusive deals, empower brands and sellers to connect with audiences in an interactive way, ultimately leading to increased brand awareness and brand loyalty.”

Mar 28, 2024


Am pretty excited and impressed by Sunplay Skin Aqua's latest innovation: Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Mild Milk Sunscreen. 

Formulated to meet the demands of today's dynamic lifestyles, this groundbreaking sunscreen offers unmatched protection against the sun's rays and digital blue light, all while catering to the preferences of young professionals and students.

Skin Aqua Mild Milk Sunscreen delivers superior protection against blue light and harmful UV rays, without compromising on quality.....

The key Features of Skin Aqua UV Perfect Mild Milk Sunscreen are:

• Advanced Defense: SPF50+ PA+++ shields against UVA/UVB rays, while Anti-Blue Light technology guards against digital screen damage.

• Free from Additives: Designed without alcohol, fragrance, colorant, mineral oil, and MIT, it's perfect for sensitive skin.

• Skin Care & Moisturizing Ingredients: MPC Water locking formula and contains Hyaluronic Acid to effectively hydrate skin and prevent moisture loss. Contains Hydrolyzed Collagen and Vitamin B5 & E to protect against skin aging and unveil a healthy radiant complexion.

• Affordable Luxury: Priced at RM29.90 for 40g, it's a must-have for those seeking premium protection without breaking the bank.

Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Perfect Mild Milk sunscreen not just a sunscreen—it's a lifestyle essential. With its advanced formula and lightweight texture, this sunscreen is design to wow the consumers, offering unmatched formula and lightweight texture, what I really like best about it!!!!

Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Perfect Mild Milk sunscreen is available now at all leading pharmacies and Shopee, Lazada and TikTok.

For more information, visit sunplay.com.my or connect at @sunplay_malaysia.