Thursday, May 7, 2015

An Early Mother's Day Tribute | 母亲节快乐

从我开始懂事时,妈妈已如公主般疼我,带我去好多好玩的景点, 送给我好多可爱的玩具。





自小学一年起,妈妈都会毫无怨言地在天空破晓前就把我叫醒,准好早餐,我到校口。尽管忙碌于工作,她依然以家庭重。放学后,妈妈会在办公室监督我的课业。多亏于她耐心的辅导,那些年里我总是名列前茅。

青少年时期,我渐渐地误入任性及叛逆的阶段。 虽然每次争执时她老是一副坚强的模样,但往往事后她都会独自躲在房里哭泣。十几岁的我太爱顶嘴了,时常破口说出一些伤害她的话 。所以我想在这里说一声:妈,对不起。

记得那一次我因一时的错误失去了出国留学的奖学金,妈妈不但没责怪我,反而费尽心思想帮我挽回失去的良机。是她陪我度过人生中最低潮的那一段路,给予我无限的安慰和鼓励。妈妈的爱是我在黑暗中的火把,重新点燃()我生命中的希望,让我恢复信心,再次得到前进的动力!

长大了,告别了小镇,也离开了妈妈的身边。偶尔因奔波的城市生活而疏忽了远方的家,但她不曾忘记给我拨电及分享家中的大小事务。尽管已接近结婚生子的年龄,妈妈依然万事叮嘱。但对于她的唠叨,我是百听不厌的,因为我知道在她心里我永远是她最疼爱的宝贝女儿。




谢谢您妈妈,是您教导我许多生命中的道理,给我肃立了人生中的优秀榜样。您伟大的爱与呵护伴我在健康的环境中成长,并且让我有了数不尽的快乐时光!

母亲节快乐,亲爱的妈妈。



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Sunday, May 3, 2015

KU DÉ TA @ Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

During my last trip to Singapore, I have finally managed to drag my friends to Ku De Ta at Marina Bay Sands!


Similar to Marini’s back home, Ku De Ta is located on the 57th floor at MBS. Enjoy the stunning 360 degrees view of Singapore while you are up there!

Cover charge of SGD38 applies for entry after 9pm on Friday, Saturday and eve of Public Holiday. But the good news is, entrance for ladies is free! Sorry boys to have dragged all of you there and made you guys pay. LOL.

Didn’t manage to try out the restaurant as we arrived late (besides we were saving our tummy for midnight hawker seafood supper at Newton).  From what I read the restaurant there is not fine dining but casual dining that serves fusion food. We went to the club lounge which was crowded with tourists and expats (mostly ang moh).



Windy windy night. Glad that my outfit wasn’t too skimpy. I was already freezing the moment I stepped out there!




Most people are crowding at the balcony to admire the amazing night view. Get a table next to the balcony if you are lucky. There are usually people who come and go so we didn’t have a hard time securing ourselves some space.




The inside of the club lounge resembles every other typical club. DJ, dance floors and VIP sofas.



The cover charge they paid were entitled to one free drink. But how could we not open a bottle on such a beautiful night? Teehee.



Stunning view, good wine and great company ^^



The cheapest bottle is priced around SGD175 onwards. If you are looking to get champagne, be prepared to folk out double.



So mesmerized by the beauty of the concrete city.



Cheers to the pathway of success ~ See you guys again soon!


KU DÉ TA Singapore
Address: 1, Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018971.
Tel: +65 6688 7688
Website: www.kudeta.com/singapore

Saturday, April 18, 2015

[Sponsored] Divo Hair Connection @ Kota Damansara

Divo Hair Connection is opened daily at Kota Damansara (Sunway Giza area). It was my first time trying out Divo’s hair service thanks to the creative director, Bryan who sponsored the complimentary trim, dye and treatment.



Despite having operated for quite a few years, the saloon remains fairly new and well-maintained.




Cosy waiting corner. I like how they added some artistic feel to that area by putting on that photo collage. Reminds me of casting agencies.



My hair had long faded into dirty gold with bothersome black roots. It was really time for a change.



According to Divo, the hair dye they use is meant for Asian hair so the colour wouldn’t fade that easily compared to certain brands.



Trimmed off my damaged spilt ends. Requested to remain the length as I am in the process of getting back my long volumous hair ^^



Bryan personally dyed my hair! *proud*



I picked a dark colour this time. Something very close to black but with a subtle tinge of ash green.



They offered a treatment as they washed up my dye. Must have realized how bad my hair condition was :x

Divo is having a promotion for their hair treatment at the moment in conjunction with their 2nd anniversary. 29 days offer until 15th of May. More details from their Facebook page at the end of this post!



Final outcome - darkened and healthier. Couldn’t be happier that I have finally gotten rid of my embarrassing dog fur hair. LOL.



There is a mini studio at the saloon where photos of before and after will be taken. Lovely concept!




More photos of my new hair. Appeared rather brownish under the light.



Selfy with Bryan, the hensem saloon director :)


Make an appointment with Divo Hair Connection now! You may quote my name “KATE20” for 20% off your next visit! (validity: 1 month from now) Alternatively you may check out their Facebook for the ongoing promotion as well: https://www.facebook.com/DivoHairConnection

Thank you Divo for the great hair treatment experience!




Divo Hair Connection
Address: Jalan PJU5/11, Dataran Sunway,
47810, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03- 6150 1910

Operating hour: 10.30am – 9pm daily

Friday, April 3, 2015

[Sponsored] Moschino "Toy"



Look what just arrived at my doorstep??? A new fragrance in town that is the cutest thing ever! Million thanks to Moschino! The good news for you girls out there is, Moschino is giving away one of these cute teddy bear fragrances for a talented lucky winner. More about the giveaway at the end of my post.

Well what’s better than a bottle of a nice fragrance? A bottle of a nice fragrance that looks like a little teddy bear!

Moschino - the Italian luxury fashion house which specializes in ready-to-wear apparel, leather and fashion accessories, shoes, luggage, and perfumes, was founded in 1983 by Franco Moschino. The fashion label became famous for its innovative, colourful and sometimes eccentric designs which broke away from the norms of the conventional designs of Italian fashion.

In 2006, Moschino designed the outfits for the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Moschino also designed outfits for some famous celebrities such as for Kylie Minogue's 2005 Showgirl - The Greatest Hits Tour, Madonna's 2008 Sticky & Sweet Tour, and six outfits for Lady Gaga for her The Born This Way Ball in 2011-2012.

Moschino also launched fragrances for women notably Funny! Which was launched in 2007, Glamour which was launched in 2008, and Pink Bouquet which was launched in 2012.



In January 2015, Moschino launched their newest fragrance – the Moschino TOY which is a unisex fragrance conceived by Moschino Creative Director Jeremy Scott. TOY is unlike any fragrance in the market, boldly redrawing its form, function and fabulousness.

The fragrance is literally a toy. You can hug and play with the real, fuzzy-faced teddy bear and when you need to use the fragrance, simply screw off the bear’s happy faced head and you will find an atomizer built into the bear’s soft body.

After spraying the amount you want, simply set TOY back down on your vanity table, or toss him on your bed, or place him together with your other furry stuffed animals. The soft body of the teddy bear also acts to cushion the atomizer inside against knocks and accidental drops!

“I wanted to push the fragrance beyond the realm of what a perfume looks like it, or how it’s packaged,” says Jeremy Scott of his first fragrance for Moschino. “And I think we’ve achieved that!”

Scott shares his unabashed love and icon-ization of teddy bears with founder Franco Moschino, who previously used stuffed animals to cover dresses, coats and hats in his fall-winter 1988 collection. Jeremy Scott’s teddy comes with a heart-warming smile and a rather cheeky T-shirt that states, “This is Not a Moschino Toy.”

Just like a toy that’s sold in a toy store, the cute teddy bear is housed inside a realistic toy package would be, complete with clear plastic viewing window, bubble writing instructions to “Try Me” or “Touch Me” and the exact same back flap and hanging hook that are used to hang toy on the rack.

The fragrance itself features the scents of mandarin, cardamom, and bergamot; and a heart of lavender, violet petals, and hawthorn. Its finish of sandal wood, vanilla, mountain tree moss and acacia give the woodsy notes reminiscent of the bear’s forest home.

TOY is undeniably humorous, laced with wit and packed with fun, and offers as a completely innovative way to package a fragrance. Jeremy Scott’s teddy bear is definitely an unusual emblem in the world of perfumery, but works to give this unique product a universally recognizable face which is both captivating and timeless.

TOY is a limited edition fragrance that’s available in a 50ml EDT size and retails at RM349.00 at Sephora and major departmental stores in Malaysia.






Moschino TOY Giveaway

Up for grabs - One (1) 50ml bottle of Moschino TOY worth RM349.00

To be in the running to win, simply follow these steps:

Step 1: Head over to either one of the Sephora Stores on the following dates:
STORE
DATE
Moschino Toy
Sephora Starhill
March 12 – April 10

Sephora KLCC
March 19 – April 10

Step 2: Take your best or cutest photo with the Moschino TOY.

Step 3: Post your photo on your Instagram account with the hashtags #moschinotoymy and #theITfragrance and tag my Instagram account @mscopykate

Step 4: Include in the captions why you like the fragrance OR why the fragrance is perfect for you OR what is special about the fragrance and why you like it


Terms and Conditions
  1.  Entries must be published on Instagram by 11 April 2015
  2. Each person is allowed to win only one (1) prize
  3. The winner will be selected by Prestige Products (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  4.  The winner will be notified on their Instagram giveaway entry by 30 April 2015
  5. The winner must collect their prize within one (1) month of the winners announcement after which the prize will be forfeited
  6. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entertained




Don't miss your chance to get your hands on one of these cute Moschino Toy EDT. Thank you Moschino! 

[Sponsored] One Direction Fragrance




The one thing that could complement your beauty and make them go on singing about what makes you beautiful? An elegant bottle of perfume! Therefore the boys have come out with their own fragrance - You & I.

Mention One Direction and any girl below 30 would probably know the English-Irish pop boy band from the UK, comprising of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. Zayn Malik was a member until he announced his departure from the band on 25 March 2015.

One Direction is signed under Simon Cowell's record label after finishing third in the British televised singing competition The X Factor in 2010. The band has four albums to date - Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home (2012), Midnight Memories (2013) and Four (2014), which have set new records, and topped charts in most major markets, and generated hit singles including "What Makes You Beautiful", "Live While We're Young", "Story of My Life" and "Steal My Girl".

One Direction has won five Brit Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, eleven MTV Europe Music Awards, and nineteen Teen Choice Awards.


Following their musical success, One Direction have come up with a line of fragrances, and launched their newest fragrance “YOU & I” on 5 August 2014 in New York. YOU & I is the third in the band’s line of fragrances, following “That Moment” and their debut fragrance “Our Moment”, which broke records to become the fastest selling female fragrance in 2013.

The band took a little detour from their ‘Where We Are’, World Stadium Tour, to attend the launch event where they shared about their involvement in the development of the new fragrance – from scent tests to the bottle design.

Liam Payne comments: ‘We love coming to New York, so it means a lot to us that we get to launch YOU & I here. As with Our Moment and That Moment, we worked hard creating the fragrance and making sure that YOU & I was different to anything we’ve done before. It’s not easy when you’ve got five different ideas on what smells and looks better – but I think that’s what makes the end result so special to us.’

The fragrance is named after this One Direction song.




YOU & I is a bright, floral scent that is fresh and uplifting. The fragrance is made up of splashes of fresh fruit and seasonal flowers, infused with an undertone of musk. Bright splashes of mango and refreshing grapefruit are combined with a heart of creamy osmanthus, exotic orchid and soft peony that combine to form a romantic signature mirroring the peak of nature in bloom. Background notes of musk, indulgent praline and sandalwood blend to give a smooth, seamless harmony.

TOP - Mango, Grapefruit, Peach Blossom

MID - Osmanthus, Orchid, Peony

DRY - Musk, Praline, Sandalwood

Richard Herpin, perfumer, commented: “The scent embodies that unique time between spring and summer when nature is in full bloom; when everything is at its peak. Juicy fruits and gourmand notes are paired with fresh florals in a way that is perfectly balanced, achieving a harmony much like the charismatic dynamic of One Direction.”




The bottle’s design consists of a very attractive angled glass bottle with a clear lilac overlay, accentuated with gold outlines, giving the impression of a bottle within a bottle. The elongated cap follows the same design and the lilac coloured fragrance is complemented with a detachable charm that you can remove and wear once you’ve finished the fragrance.

The golden charm which is meant to be a gift from the band to their fans, is lined with glittering ornaments and signed on one side with: ‘ONE DIRECTION’. The box showcases two images of each band member – a strong monochrome image contrasting against a more intimate and softer photo.

Chad Lavigne, bottle designer, commented, “After watching the guys transition over the past two years, I was slightly obsessed with finding a new balance in the next bottle design; something that had a more avant-garde voice while still holding onto the energy that the guys deliver in everything they do. The graphic illustration of the “bottle within bottle” felt incredibly unique and personal while the form of the bottle and cap felt quite precious.”

Besides the fragrance, there are also other products in the YOU & I range, including:

Body Lotion - The 150ml body lotion is blended with uplifting fruits that give way to a fresh floral heart

Shower Gel - The 150ml shower gel combines the unique uplifting ingredients of mango and grapefruit with the delicate fragrances of orchid and peony

YOU & I is available in all leading departmental stores in Malaysia in:

Eau de Parfum Spray 30ml RM170.00

Eau de Parfum Spray 50ml RM220.00

Eau de Parfum Spray 100ml RM270.00





Win an Autographed Fragrance by 1D

Head down to Sephora KLCC from 3.00pm to 5.00pm on 3, 4 and 5 April 2015, where every purchase of any 100ml One Direction Fragrance entitles you to participate in the “One Direction Lucky Dice” Game for a chance to win a One Direction CD* or a One Direction 30ml fragrance* by playing the special “One Direction Dice” game.
*while stocks last

One Direction – You & I Fragrance Giveaway

Up for grabs - One (1) 100ml bottle of One Direction – You & I worth RM286.00

To be in the running to win, simply follow these steps:

Step 1: Head over to Sephora KLCC anytime from 12 March to April 2015

Step 2: Take your best or cutest photo with the One Direction – You & I.

Step 3: Post your photo on your Instagram account with the hashtags #onedirectionmy and #inloveagainwith1D and tag Stephanie's Instagram account @stephiielim

Step 4: Include in the captions why you like the fragrance OR why the fragrance is perfect for you OR what is special about the fragrance and why you like it


Terms and Conditions
  1. Entries must be published on Instagram by 6 April 2015
  2.  Each person is allowed to win only one (1) prize
  3. The winner will be selected by Prestige Products (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  4. The winner will be notified on their Instagram giveaway entry by 30 April 2015
  5. The winner must collect their prize within one (1) month of the winners announcement after which the prize will be forfeited
  6. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entertained


For more info on the fragrance, head over to onedirectionfragrance.com

If you are still sad over Zayn leaving the group, perhaps this new fragrance could cheer you up! :)