Wednesday, August 30, 2017

b-liv @ O2 Bubbly Bright Oxygenating Mask & Nano Bio-Cellulose Mask

I can't live without daily replenishing face masks.
I love trying all different types of facial masks, whether it's wash off, face sheet or sleeping masks.
Lik always complains that I spent too much on masks because one of our cabinet has overloaded with plenty of masks. #hehe
No matter how busy my schedule is, I always remember to pamper my skin with a facial mask session before I go to bed.
I find this is the easiest thing that I can do at home to make myself relax.
And recently, I have added a new brand, b-liv into my facial mask family. :)



Have you heard of b-liv before?
If you have never heard it, b-liv was actually created from a cosmeceutical brand established since 2009.
Some people might not be sure about it's pronunciation, well it should be pronounced as "Believe".
The brand catered to a strong demand for an easy-to-use, salon-tested formulations, and affordable personal skin care regimen.
b-liv has won several beauty awards not only in Malaysia, but also in Singapore.
At present, b-liv is the leading brand in pores management solution as they believe proper pores management is the first step to achieve a flawless and healthy looking skin.





First, let's talk about the b-liv O2 Bubbly Bright Oxygenating Mask.
This is a purifying mask which gives your skin a new breath of life, as the oxygen bubble and rice powder can brighten and enliven your skin complexion.
During application, you will experience a magic transformation from cream through the special fizzy effect.
Then follow by the red soft beads that melt away to exfoliate your skin gently.
Your skin will feel soft, smoother and glowing after you wash it off.


This oxygen mask has 3 main ingredients to achieve the effects of purifying, brightening, and exfoliating:
#1 O2 Bubble for Purifying
Deeply penetrate into skin to wash away pore-clogging, impurities, debris, and excess sebum.
#2 Rice Powder for Brightening
It helps moisturize and brighten, leaving skin bright, soft and full of luster.
#3 Red Soft Beads for Exfoliating
Red cellulose beads that melt away to exfoliate dead skin surface, resulting in softer, smoother and glowing skin.



Since it's an oxygen mask, it's good to keep the inner lid on the jar at all times when product is not in use.
If it is exposed continuously to air, it can speed up oxidization.


When I first tried it on my hand, I was very surprised to see it's fizzing and foaming action appeared in just a second.
I like the popping action which feels like bubbles on my skin, also it left a cooling effect after I rinse it off with water.
Sounds so magical, right? It is!


It's best to use the provided spatula to scoop out an appropriate amount and apply onto your face.
Oh ya! I really love the smell because it smells so fruity, like the mix berries.



How to use?
#1 Apply a small amount onto face and gently massage, then bubbles will foam.
#2 Leave on for 5-10 minutes.
#3 Massage once more for deeper cleansing.
#4 Rinse with lukewarm water and proceed with remaining skin care steps.



It feels like a gel mask when you first put it onto your face.
Then it looks like a foam mask when it started to bubble like a thick foam.
The texture is not thick, but indeed it's very light so simply wash it off once the foaming action subsides will do.
Maybe you might wonder if it has any tingly feeling when the mask started to fizzes, well not at all!




Can you see the differences between my left face (with mask) and right face (without mask).
It might be difficult to see it clear on the picture; but when I looked into the mirror, I could see my skin became a clearer complexion.
I could also see it improved my skin elasticity, as well as a smoother skin with clean pores.
So, what I love about this O2 Bubbly Bright Oxygenating Mask is:
#1 It's hassle-free, easy to wash off.
#2 Very light texture that allows quick absorption.
#3 Time saving, just leave it on like 5 minutes, then you can rinse it off.
#4 The fizzing aspect is pretty cool because I never used this before.




Next, let's talk about the b-liv Nano Bio-Cellulose Mask.
This Bio-cellulose Mask is a specialized nano scale fiber structure that fits perfectly like your second skin.
It provides high volume serum reservoir; for instance it holds moisture while allowing air to transfer freely and skin to breathe better, also it's 30 nanometers fiber increases extra contact surface area for crevices and winkles, maximizing the absorption of effective essence.



The Bio-Cellulose range introduces three different masks which includes Age Eraser Youth Preserving Bio-Cellulose Mask, Hydrate Away Moisturizing Bio-Cellulose Mask, Soothe Me Now Soothing Bio-Cellulose Mask.
Each of these masks is packed with Hyaluronic Acid which holds water more than 1000 times of its weights to keep collagen hydrated and promotes a youthful look.
The HA keeps skin layers full of moisture to stay in the right shape and place.
 

#1 Age Eraser for Youth Preserving + Firming + Fine Line Reducing
It has a unique formulation of Multipeptide that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, and wrinkles while preventing premature skin aging too.
Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12: It acts like Botox which relaxes visible tension lines while relieving stinging sensation and discomfort. Also, it helps minimize long-term formation of fine lines and winkles.
Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7: It soothes and protects skin against oxidative stress caused by sugar, browned foods, alcohol, UV light, environment pollution, and stress.



#2 Hydrate Away for Moisturizing + Revitalizing + Hydrating
This mask works well to hydrate, repair and clarify skin.
- Organic Algae: Deep sea micro-algae extract laden with minerals and amino acids helps even out skin tone, clarify and repair skin. In addition, it also helps to protect skin from free radical damage.
- Rice Extract: Rich in amino acids and pro-vitamin B5. This potent plant extract has the property to keep hold of water molecules, thereby contributing to the constant moisturization of the skin.



#3 Soothe Me Now for Soothing + Repair + Rejuvenating
This Soothe Me Now Soothing Bio-Cellulose Mask has wonderful restorative properties, and helps repair and rejuvenate skin effectively.
- Organic Immortelle Flower: This Mediterranean plant has remarkable longevity. It never fades even when picked. It is known to be more soothing than German Chamomile,and more regenerating than Lavender.
- Soothing Peptide (Acetyl Tetrapeptide-15): Tetrapeptide that helps increase skin's sensitivity tolerance threshold and effectively reduces the sensation of discomfort.



One of the unique selling point of Nano Bio-Cellulose Mask is they have clinical proven result.
For example, Hydrate Away Moisturizing Bio-Cellulose Mask has proven results of after 2 hours of single use, with skin hydration level increased by 15.6%, and after 4 hours of single use with skin hydration level increased by 16.1%.
Results based on an independent clinical study, individual may vary.


How to use?
#1 Open the sachet and take out the mask, remove protective materials (there are 3 layers) from both sides of the mask.
#2 Place mask over face and lightly press with both hands to ensure it adheres completely.
#3 Remove mask after 15-20 minutes and gently massage the remaining essence into skin.
#4 Proceed with remaining essence skin care steps. For best results, use 2-3 times a week.



The texture and thickness of the mask are very different from the other facial masks I have used before.
It's said that the mask is made of nano scale fiber, whereby this fiber can naturally vary in thickness but in no way does this affect it's efficiency or function.
I would describe the texture as a jelly texture.
However, I find the fit was not very good on my face, I can feel it keeps slipping off my skin :(
 



It is suggested to use 2-3 times in a week.
I have tried the Age Eraser Youth Preserving Bio-Cellulose Mask, and what I love about it is:
#1 Though it doesn't have a big difference on reducing the fine lines and wrinkles, I can feel my skin slightly firmed up.
#2 It has a generous boost of hydration as my skin will bounce back to being "doink doink".
#3 The mask is loaded with nourishing ingredients.
#4 I feel my skin feeling refreshed and glowing after that.



So, which one do you like? Or you like them both? #hehe
The O2 Bubbly Bright Oxygenating Mask sells @ RM99 (50g) + free 3pcs of bright is right mask (This promotion only available at b.liv website).
The Nano Bio-Cellulose Mask sells @ RM129 with 4 pieces in a box.
You can purchase the new b-liv O2 Bubbly Bright Oxygenating Mask and Nano Bio-Cellulose Masks at the official website https://www.bliv.com/my/, and also at Sasa outlets, major online platforms such as Hermo, Lazada, 11street and GEMFIVE.
The good news for this post is, you can use my special discount code "IVY25" to get 25% storewide (inclusive all sales items and gift sets).
Promotion lasts till 15th October 2017, so hurry up pretties!
Shine your confidence with healthy pores, healthy skin with b-liv! :)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

My Pets Carnival 2017 @ One Central Park, One Utama

I was not a pet owner before this, I was actually scared of fury things which move around until I met Zoi D.
Ever since Zoi D, a mix of brown white Shih Tzu came into my life, he changes my perspective of life.
I cannot find the words to explain how much having Zoi D in my life means to me.
"Zoi D, how are you today?"
"Zoi D, did you sleep well last night?"
"Zoi D, bye, I see you tonight!"
"Zoi D, I love you!"
I'm a joint care taker of Zoi D; so sometimes it can be a bit regret that I was not there in his early stage of life, that's why I wish to spend more time with him of his remaining days in his life.
Creating memory with Zoi D becomes a part of my life now as I everyday try my very best to spend more time with him in every ways.
If you also have a pet, you must feel me! :)
Oh well, come back to the pet's event, My Pets Carnival that are going to held in September 2017.
My Pet's Carnival is an all-day entertainment pet event for the pet parents and furry kids, which surely give good memories that will last forever!


Tiara Production Sdn Bhd proudly to present an extraordinary pets carnival, My Pets Carnival 2017 that will make a dent in the world of pet lovers.
This carnival will last for 3 days long, with special features of the attractions, entertainments, games, activities, displays, stalls for you and your furry kids.
This big pet carnival certainly will bring a transformational platform for the pets industry in Malaysia in this year!


This carnival is organized by Ms Irene Tan, follow with the appointed 3 celebrities, Mr Hafiz Bahari, Mr Johnson Low, and petite beauty queen Miss Subashini Ravichandreni.
The purpose of having this event is to raise awareness on responsible pet ownership, but also reaching out to the general public for giving love to the animals. 
They also intend to create the ultimate bonding time and good memories where the owners and their furry kids will never forget.
They believe that the 3 ambassadors of the Pets Carnival 2017 will ideally represent and express the ultimate intentions of their event as they often contributed to the pets society; and with them, they believe that the awareness of pets welfare will be carried to a big step forward.


During the 3-day event, there will be some special highlights:
#1 The 70 meters x 6 meters water slide: This will be the first in Malaysia among common pet shows! Pet owners will be enjoying a massive 70-meter long and 6-meter wide of water slide, with an innovative, adventurous and tremendous fun with their fur kids, under a safe a controlled environment. The sliding lane and landing spot for cars and dogs will be separated.
#2 Swimming pool: The owners get to dip with their cats and dogs in the pool. If your furry kids are still in training, life jackets will be available for rent. All dogs and cats will be separated in 2 different pools. 
#3 Hammock Area: If your fur kids are as adventurous as you, get them into hammock and watch the skies with you! 
 

#4 Costume Parade and Contest: Dress in the same theme, colour, or any other forms of matching costumes with your furry kids, and stand a chance to win prizes.
#5 Catwalk Show by Miss Malaysia Petite Spokesperson: Witness how much beautiful petite women love their furry kids. They will appearing on the stage to perform their catwalk, or their walk-with-cat.





Make your kitten like a policeman?
Make your puppy like a musician?
Yea! Get your fur kids ready for the My Pets Carnival 2017, and make them the winner in the costume contest!



#6 Camp with Your Pets: On 30th Sept and 1st Oct, pet parents and their pets can also choose to camp overnight under the stars in a tent, or go kayaking with their pets in the lake.
#7 Adoption Drive: My Pets Carnival will devote a large part of it's booths to NGOs in support of non-profitable groups who are involved in general animal's welfare. They hope that through these stands they are able to bring betterment for the stray issues, as they advocate the spirit of caring and compassion through the platform, for animals from all walks of life.
#8 LED Lighting: Spend the LED night with your pets which certainly will be new for your furry kids.



Besides all the fun activities to the furry kids, it's also like a fun fair for families:
#9 Magic Shows,Children Colouring Contest and Games: There will be a lucky draw with prizes comprising a pet products for your pets to enjoy.
#10 Inflatable Balloon, Backdrop/Photo Wall and Welcome Tent: These custom-made items are designed to decorate the carnival in the park and for you to take thousands of photo with your pets.
#11 Flea Market, Food Truck and Food Stalls: Immerse yourselves in and shop all the way from your furry kids' items to human products!



The carnival looks fun, isn't?!
I'm sure your pets will want to come down and join the fun if you tell them about The Pets Carnival 2017! :)
I already told Zoi D about it, and he said "I wanna go!" #hehe



Mark down your calendar!
Bring your furry kids to join us at the My Pets Carnival 2017!
Date: 29th Sept 2017 - 1st October 2017 (Friday - Sunday)
Time: 3pm - 11pm
Venue: One Central Park, 1 Utama, Bandar Utama
Everyone need love and care, so do the fur kids! Let's share love together!
For more updates, check out the official website at www.MyPetsCarnival.com, or FB page at www.facebook.com/MyPetsCarnival.


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Althea @ Petal Velvet Powder

Hello pretties!
Welcome back to my beauty talk!
Today, I'm gonna share one of my makeup tips with you all. :)
I have a combination skin, which means my skin can be dry or normal in some areas. and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead and chin).
That's why I need to apply something to fight the excessive oil when I have my daily makeup on, otherwise my makeup will be disrupted. 
I have been using so-called translucent powder to create a matte look, and this has been my best makeup friend for almost a year.
Sooo excited when I know that my favourite brand, Althea has developed their very first own line product, Althea's Petal Velvet Powder recently.





Inspired by Korean Althea petals, this petal velvet powder is to give skin a silky smooth finish.
It's a colourless facial powder that can be used to set your makeup, give a matte look if you have an oily skin, without dehydrating your skin.
Althea's Petal Velvet Powder is made with micro-fine particles which can also minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines to reveal a flawless, petal-like complexion.
With a single touch, this powder creates velvety, flawless skin for perfect complexion, and also keeps your makeup on all day.



So basically, the Althea Petal Velvet Powder consists of 4 important highlights:
#1 Makeup setting & long wearing
#2 Micro-fine particles and soft, smooth texture
#3 Natural & cruelty-free ingredients
#4 Sebum control & pore blurring



Another highlight is it comes with a x2 thick and fluff puff and also x2 lightweight formula.



Althea powder are made with pure and natural ingredients.
One of the key ingredient is the Althea Flower Seed Extract, whereby the flower seed extract is full of antioxidants that protect the skin's barrier from dehydration and invigorate the skin for a beautiful complexion.





How to use?
This will be the final step in your makeup application routine.
After finish off the entire makeup, pat the powder with the puff gently, especially the areas that contain too much moisture or oil, such as the T zone areas, forehead, and chin.
 



Can you see the difference on my face now? :)
My skin looks shiny, greasy, and oily on the left pictures, however, the powder gives my skin a matt, fairer, and naturally beautiful complexion on the right pictures.
Amazing, right?! :)
 

My thoughts:
Before the arrival of Althea Petal Velvet Powder, I have been using the Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder for sometime.
The features and benefits of these 2 products are very close; whereby both are sebum-control powders, grant a matt finish, as well as made my makeup last longer.
However, I like Althea Petal Velvet Powder just a little bit more because:
#1 The price is much more affordable (sold only RM16 per pack!)
#2 It has ultra soft powder puff
#3 The powder is finer and lighter
#4 It's light, easy to carry around
#5 It has natural ingredients derived from Korea



If you have a combination or oily skin, then you should consider to add the Althea Petal Velvet Powder into your makeup bag right now.
It is now selling @ RM16 per pack at https://my.althea.kr/, quickly grab yours now to have a soft, flawless and even finish on your skin!


Friday, August 25, 2017

Sip Wine & Bar @ RM78Nett Free Flow Wine Buffet

Oh what?!
RM78 nett for a free flow of wine?!
I'm not kidding! You heard it correctly!
SIP Wine & Bar, located at Empire Damansara is offering a crazy affordable promotion with a wide variety of red and white wines to you!
Yeah I know, for drinkers, nothing can beat for a night with a free flow of alcohol drinks! :)
 





SIP Wine & Bar is a very cool chic place to hang out, especially those wine lovers.
The place has a wide range of red and white wines, also special cocktails and beers for you!
There are many alcohol promotions are going on, such as Happy Hour All Night Long at RM50nett, and Free Flow Red and White Wine at RM78 nett.
The happy hour includes many types of beers, like Guinness, Tiger, Kilkenny, Heineken etc.
The wine buffet serves 3 red wines and 3 white wines, starts from Castillo Rodafuerte Tempranillo, to Dionysos Dry Wine, and Monir Semi-Sweet Wine.







The place has a rustic and inviting interior.
They play good music all night long.
The service is great with attentive staffs.
It also has a valued food menu with over 20 lists to blend out nice with the selection of wines.



Especially the chalkboard quotes that related with wines and beers!



Appetizers station comes along with the Mushroom Soup with Garlic Bread @ RM17.00.
A mouth-watering creamy and delicious mushroom soup which served with 2 pieces of toasted garlic bread.



Tomato Brushetta @ RM12.00, a classic simple Italian Tomato Bruschetta recipe that consists of 5 pieces of toasted bread with tomatoes, and olives toppings.



Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken @ RM22.00, a typical green vegetables mixed with Caesar dressing, and topped with grilled boneless chicken breasts and whole-wheat bread cubes.



Creamy Chicken Breast @ RM25.00, is really a satisfying creamy dish, with it's in-house garlic butter sauce on the chicken breast cubes.
Some vegetables are served on the side of the dish.



Pizza station has the Spicy Tuna Pizza @ RM35.00, which baked with the in-house thousand island sauce, tuna, onions, and red chilies.



Diavola Pizza @ RM34.00, is prepared with their in-house BBQ sauce, with topping of beef bacon, onions, and red chilies.



Haiwaiana Pizza @ RM34.00, has a super thin crust that topped of in-house garlic butter sauce, chicken ham and pineapples.



Pasta station comes along with the Seafood Oglio with White Wine Sauce @ RM40.00.
The linguine has a perfection taste that cooked in white wine, and tremendous toppings of fresh seafood such as prawns, clams and squids.



Followed by the Beef Bolognese @ RM25.00 that prepared the linguine with their in-house Bolognese sauce and diced beef.



Creamy Carbonara @ RM28.00, has a super creamy in-house carbonara sauce with the linguine, then cooked with chicken slices and topped with generous crispy chicken ham stripes.



Tower Sandwich @ RM25.00, is a three layers toasted white bread sandwiches that consists of fried chicken on the first layer, salads on the second layer, and fried egg on the third layer.
Enjoy the big combos with the french fries at the side.





Half Moon @ RM37.00, has fillings of beef salami, mushroom, onions, that paired with in-house pomodori and garlic butter sauce.
Love the streaky cheese of this dish!



Red Wine Beef Burger @ RM45.00, is a special made beef burger with their in-house beef patty marinated and dry red wine.
It is served with salad, sauteed onions, mushrooms, melted mozzarella cheese and chips



Fish and Chips @ RM28.00, comes with a fried dory fillet, chips as the side dish, and paired with their in-house lime sauce.



Overall, I find this is a perfect place to chill out, grab a drinks, and enjoy the party after a busy day with friends and colleagues.
Also, the special wine buffet promotion is definitely worth getting here for a relax night.



I laughed so hard, I sip myself! #cool
Come to Sip Wine & Bar and take your wine seriously, drinkers! :)



Sip Wine & Bar 
G20, Heritage Lane Empire Damansara,
Jalan PJU 8/8,
Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya
Tel: 603 7629 4551
Opening hours: 5pm - 1am (Mon - Sun), closed on Tues
FB: https://www.facebook.com/sipwinebarkl/