Wednesday, February 24, 2016

[ADV] Cetaphil - Achieving Total Skin Confidence

Keeping our skin hydrated and moisturized is the top priority for women of all age group. Especially for the working professionals like us who spend most of the time in the air-conditioned office, it is important to make sure our skin is properly moisturized, or sooner or later we would find ourselves double our actual age :( Regardless how tired I am before bed, or how much in a rush I am in the morning, there is one routine I have disciplined myself never to skip - applying moisturizer on my cleansed face.

Having said that, picking the right moisturiser is very important to me and good thing there is Cetaphil which is a skincare organisation that delivers quality skincare solutions. Cetaphil has over 60 years of proven success, and the brand is the recommended choice by dermatologists around the world.

The brand is a market leader in the derma-skincare category, with multiple awards under its belt, and aims to continue providing consumers with total skin confidence.

So why is hydration and a good moisturising regime important?

Proper hydration reduces the indications of age and keeps skin soft, elastic and youthful looking. Well-hydrated skin looks firm and supple and is able to heal faster when injured. When skin is not adequately properly hydrated, it loses thickness, and provides less body protection, resulting in a dry, dull and extra sensitive skin tone becomes dry and dull, and extra sensitive. Even worse is that wrinkles are formed easily and that’s the last thing any woman would want!

Properly hydrated skin has been known to age slower than moisture-deprived skin, and is better protected against environmental influences. As you age, your skin becomes less effective at regulating the skin’s water balance, therefore it is important to include a good moisturizer in your daily routine.

Thanks to a whole lot of research done on skincare, more people around the world are beginning to accept and commit to the three-step routine – cleanse, moisturise and protect. Also with the assistance of dermatology experts and organisations, information, tips and guides in sustaining a healthy and hydrated skin are more easily accessible.

So this is where Cetaphil can help!

Cetaphil has a range of moisturising products for different occasions and purposes, such as the Cetaphil Moisturising Cream, DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion, Intensive Moisturising Cream and Daily Facial Moisturiser SPF 15.

The iconic Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser was founded by a pharmacist in 1947 and was the first skincare product formulated by dermatologists as a stand-alone skincare product gentle enough for all skin types, even for babies.

Its gentle, non-irritating properties soothe your skin as it cleans. The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser can be used for both face and body with its pH-balanced non-soap formulation that works without causing skin irritation. What’s amazing is that this product can be used with or without water!

The Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths helps you keep your face fresh and clean on the go. This product is specially formulated for sensitive skin, and each convenient pack contains 25 cloths that leave the skin feeling clean, supple and healthy after every use.

This dermatologist developed and tested product is suitable for all skin types, and thoroughly removes dirt and makeup without irritation. It is also ophthalmologist tested, meaning that you can use it without any worries around the eye area.

The Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion provides your skin with hydration for hours. It is formulated with a unique combination of five key ingredients, known as the Epidermal Replenishing Complex5 (ERC5), making this ultra-hydrating lotion perfect for use on normal to dry skin all day, every day.

It is ideal for both face and body, is absorbed fast by the skin, and contains ERC5 to hydrate the skin for 24 hours.

Cetaphil’s Hydration Questionnaire 

To achieve total skin confidence, Cetaphil has initiated a Hydration Questionnaire campaign to comprehend consumers’ hydration habits, as well as demonstrate the importance of moisturising. 

Head over to participate at and you could win yourself Cetaphil products worth RM350.00!!! 

There are just 10 questions to fill up and most of them are simple yes or no, or multiple choice questions. Then just fill in your address and contact details and Cetaphil will send the first 1,500 respondents a free sample! 

For more info, head over to:

I've got a little treat for you as I'm giving away 2 x Prizes: Cetaphil hamper worth RM100.00 

1. When was Cetaphil established?
2. What does Cetaphil want to achieve? 
3. Tell me why you love Cetaphil in less than 20 words.

Email the answer to me at together with your full name and contact number by 15 March 2016.

*Terms and conditions apply.
Winners will be contacted in April 2016. Uncollected prizes will be forfeited. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entertained.

If you have not tested any Cetaphil products, take a short while to complete the questionnaire and get the free sample! Who knows you could win a whole hamper of Cetaphil products too? Alternatively you could visit the nearest pharmacy and purchase some of their skincare products. They are sold at the major pharmacies: Aeon Wellness, Caring, Guardian, Watson's, and Vitacare.

Beauty comes with effort, and with Cetaphil dermatological skincare products, you are bound to achieve total skin confidence!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

A Visit to the National Museum, Malaysia (Muzium Negara)

If you are bored of dining, shopping, movie – the typical weekend activities in the city, here’s an idea for you – visit the National Museum!

Located at Jalan Damansara, Muzium Negara is opened daily from 9am – 6pm. Entrance fee is RM2 by presenting your Malaysian IC, whereas tickets for foreigners are priced at RM5.

Knew I would be asked to show my IC cause I was dressed exaggerated like a tourist LOL.

It was an extremely hot afternoon and I regretted bringing along my thick blazer :( Be sure to dress casual when you visit the museum. Unless you intend to snap plenty of artistic and culturally infused OOTD in the museum like me la XD

The National Museum is consists of 4 galleries:

Gallery A: Sejarah Awal – Prehistoric gallery where you could see stones and stones and more stones. And some replica skulls. The stone age was probably one of the first things we learnt during Sejarah in high school

Gallary B: Kerajaan – kerajaan Melayu – The Malay Empire during which the Sultan held the ultimate power at each state. A lot of keris and vintage coins on display

Gallery C: Era Kolonial – The Colonial Era during which our country was under the Portugese, Holland, British and Japanese’s colonies

Gallery D: Malaysia Kini – The Modern Malaysia which mostly exhibits information related to our Independence in 1957, the forming of Malaysia, the kickout of Singapore and even some stories of the communist party

Spotted a piggy-looking carved stone at one of the galleries.

I resemble a witch here wtf.

Appreciating history, preserving cultures.

Didn’t manage to capture that many photos because it was quite hot and humid inside. It was barely an hour inside and we were fatigued and dehydrated already (remember to bring along a water bottle!). There was a vending machine (RM1 only for one can of drink or 1 bottle of mineral water, cheap!) but it was outside the museum and if you go out you probably need to repurchase an entrance ticket.

Still, we managed to cover all 4 galleries and wrapped up our visit. Learning the history in the museum is definitely more fun than reading through history textbooks. The museum exhibits were not exactly superb, but overall it was quite well-maintained. For the minimal price of RM2, I would strongly encourage everyone to pay a visit at least once in a lifetime if you have never stepped foot into it.

Muzium Negara
Address: Jalan Damansaram,
50566 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 – 2267 1111

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sated Egg Yolk Cronut @ Dotty's, TTDI

The salted egg yolk hype is still ongoing ever since Rebecca’s post on Le Bread Days that made the SS2 bakery instantly popular overnight. With salted egg yolk being the latest sought after, we have seen other cafés and bakeries grabbing this opportunity as their selling point.

One of the latest cafés that caught my attention was Dotty’s at TTDI that sells Salted Egg Yolk Cronut. So far I have not seen any café selling cronut (hybrid of croissant + doughnut) around Klang Valley. The only time I’ve tried was in Sydney – at one of the hipsters café at New Town.

I have not tried the popular Salted Egg Yolk Croissant at at Le Bread Days, hence I did not have any expectation/benchmark. On CNY Eve before heading back to my hometown, I happily walked into Dotty’s and found that it was crowded! The bakery was full, and there was a long queue formed at the side waiting for their table. Damn, like myself, everyone must have come here for the cronut!

Saved myself the waiting time because my friend who was early (or rather, I was late LOL) had managed to get ourselves a table by the time I arrived. We happily ordered one Salted Egg Yolk Cronut each and a Chocolate Cube for tasting.

While waiting, I observed that most of the patrons ordered their main course and cronut for dessert. IMO the cronut is in big serving and will be too much a dessert unless you go for sharing. Spotted an interesting pasta dish in their menu which was Salted Egg Spaghetti with Bacon.

It took quite a long while for our pastries and even drinks to arrive :(

Oh, their Salted Egg Yolk Cronut was empty on display when I arrived because it was served by 3 batches per day. We were right on time for the 2nd batch at 1pm.

The legendary Salted Egg Yolk Cronut on social media has finally arrived! We couldn’t wait to dig in!

The salted egg yolk was not just on the top layer but the filling as well, which the bakery was quite generous with.

I personally did not enjoy the cronut as the salted egg yolk filling was cold! *shudders* I can accept the filling being over creamy but when its creamy and cold at the same time. . . T__T Plus the inside of the pastry was really greasy.

By the time I finished a quarter of the oozing cronut, I was already feeling nauseous. Ended up leaving half of it untouched :/

I would highly recommend that you request the waiter to heat up your cronut if you ever visit Dotty’s. It would certainly make a big difference to the overall experience.

As for the Chocolate Cube, it tasted like it was left on the shelf for several hours, which it probably was. We thought it was slightly better than the cronut, but didn’t quite like it either.

That being said, I wouldn’t put down Dotty’s completely as I think they are incredible opportunists that sell the right product at the right timing. For that I would suggest you give it a try, and perhaps you would enjoy it.

Address: 20-G, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
60000 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03 - 7733 4233

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Floristika - Wholesale Floriculture Centre @ Bangsar

My customized Saffiano leather clutch from Jess shipped from Australia (ignore my veiny hand lol)

Matching bff clutches ^^

We paid a visit to Floristika, a wholesale florist located at Bangsar. I was amazed by all the beautiful flowers there. With the largest cold room in KL, Floristika has got a great variety of flowers both imported and local. Wholesale prices, about half of retail florists' prices, albeit we have to purchase by bundles.

Jess picking her Hydrangea.

I wanted to get some Baby Breath but there wasn't any colourful one. I guess those are sprayed on?

Beautiful blood red Indian roses *heart-eyed emoji* The colour is more vibrant and there are more petals compared to local and China roses.

OOTD: Blended into the background wtf

Floristika does not offer flower arrangement and wrapping services but you can get it done upstairs with minimal fee. Still cheaper than purchasing from your regular florists I guess. And the plus point is you get to pick the flowers from the cold room! :)

Address: 16, Jalan Liku, Off Jalan Riong,
59100 Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 - 2287 6113