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Review Miniface Beauty with Discount Code: Microcurrent Device + Age Defying Hydroblast Gel + Rose Quartz Facial Massage Roller

Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog. :)
Today, I will be sharing another stay-home skin care routine that able to help you maintain overall skin health and improve aging skin.
If you read my previous blog post, I told you guys that I've never walked into any beauty salons ever since the outbreak as I wanted to keep my distance to protect myself and my families.
So, in order to help me look and feel my best of my skin, I'm now more focusing on the skincare products I use at home; not only started by including a few new skincare products, I've also added some beauty tools in my everyday beauty routine too. 
Thanks to Miniface Beauty, a Malaysia's one-stop skincare expert that founded in 2019.
Miniface Beauty offers simple solutions tailored to fit the lifestyles of the modern-day woman, where their quality products are designed with thorough research and loving care, delivering fast, rejuvenating results targeting to your specific needs. 
I'm happy to had had the chance to try out their microcurrent facial device, which is a small portable device to help me build my very own skincare sanctuary, right in the comfort of my home, without the hassle of visiting and paying expensive facial salons during this lockdown period. 
This is gonna be a long post as I will be covering total 3 products from Miniface Beauty, yet I hope you will read till the end as I'm sure this post will sure offering useful information or tips about the microcurrent device, and there will be a special discount code for you too if you are interested to invest one for yourself or as a gift to your loved ones. 
So, without further ado, let's get it started!

Comfort Zone from Italy @ Sublime Skin Lift & Firm Ampoule

It's been a month since we got the second Covid lockdown in Malaysia.
I believe we all are trying to get used to a new normal, such as handwashing, social distancing, wearing masks, avoid going to crowded places etc.
It takes time to adapt to the new normal, especially me who must visit the facial and hair saloon for at least once a month to pamper my skin and hair.
Ever since the Covid outbreak that happened last year, I stopped getting facials and hair cuts at the saloons to keep my distance to protect myself and my families. 
It's already been more than a year I've been focusing on pampering skin at home; not only elevated my at-home facial routine, I also added extra products and tools to make sure my skin is smoother and softer all time at home. 
And recently, I came across a new brand, Comfort Zone, a professional skin care brand founded in 1996 in Italy. 
Comfort Zone has a 20-year heritage in the spa industry along with constant innovation to offer result-oriented, clean formulas and spa treatments for face and body.
The brand focuses on the skin's needs for a moisturizing-brightening or filling effect, and has tested with visible results from the first application and after 7 days,
All their products are fully active formulated with concentrated natural ingredients and functional active ingredients, without any raw materials that have a negative impact on the environment, such as silicones, mineral oil, animal derivatives, artificial colours and sulfates.
I've been using one of the star products, Sublime Skin Lift & Firm Ampoule for 7 days, and very excited to share with you guys about my personal review and experience about it.
Continue to read on and find out more!


U.S. Potatoes FB Live Talk @ feat. Georgen Thye 郑仲杰 Recipe Sharing

Hey guys! How's everyone doing on this FMCO?
Hope you all staying safe and healthy. 
Remember to wear masks, practice social distancing, and frequently wash hands in an effort to protect yourself and your family. 
Well, government has just decided to extend the FMCO again, it's hard to imagine that we all have been staying home; physically distancing from others and adjusting to a new way of life, for an entire month. 
Other than grocery runs, I don't have anywhere to go, honestly I really miss the outside world. 
I understand it's hard to stay home from day to day, but if you've been on my IG @mizhippo, you probably know that I am using this stay-at-home period as an opportunity to enhance my cooking skill.
To be honest, I've never been good at cooking; I can't even make a plate of good fried rice #lol
So ever since FMCO extended, I'd been doing lots of home cooking.
It's a challenging task to prepare different types of dishes on the table at one time everyday, but honestly I enjoyed doing it. :)
I watch YouTube videos, FB videos and read recipes to get new ideas, and you know what...I just learnt two new dishes, using U.S. Potatoes, from consultant dietitian, Georgen Thye 郑仲杰, yesterday (27/6/2021 Sunday) on FB Live Talk at @My Potatoes USA.
If you guys missed out the live talk yesterday, it's okay because I'm gonna share the recipes and cooking methods with you guys in this post. :)


La' Piel Labs @ Aqua De Lucir Hydro Softner Water & Hydro Expert Gel Cream.

Hi beautiful people!
Time for some beauty talk?
It's been three months since I shared about the skincare products.
Sorry for kept you all waited for so long.
Without further ado, let me share with you guys my current favourite, a premium skincare brand, La' Piel Labs, imported all the way from Korea.
The La' Piel Labs, meaning "skin laboratory", is a naturalistic skincare brand that develops products with a fundamental approach to tackling skin concerns. 
All their cruelty-free and sustainable products are manufactured with over 90% naturally derived EWG All Green ingredients. 
Aqua De Lucir is their current skincare series which comprises 5 products, mainly focused on intense hydration and anti-aging with its powerful ingredients, Blue Green Algae, that works to repair damaged skin, protects against blue light, and fortifies skin barrier for moisture retention and wrinkle reduction.
And in today's post, I will be focusing on two products from the series which are the Hydro Softner Water and Hydro Expert Gel Cream.  
First, let's take a look at the Hydro Softner Water.....


Aik Cheong Coffee 益昌咖啡 @ IT'S More Than Just, IT'S SixPack and IT'S Granola

Hey guys! Raise your hand if you're coffee lover!
I'm a coffee lover. I love coffee, there is nothing like a cup of coffee to warm up my soul and start my day right. #hehe
Just like the quote from Johann Sebastian Bach: "Without my morning coffee, I'm just like a dried-up piece of roast goat".
I'm sure you know how it feels if you like coffee too. :)
I usually have my expresso coffee machine to get my coffee ready for the day, however sometimes when I'm in a big rush and there's not enough time, I would just took the instant beverages by just adding hot water to get my caffeine fixed in just a minutes.
So glad that I've recently found Aik Cheong Coffee, where they had launched a new series of quick & easy beverage recipes, which have been designed to reduce time spent standing in front of a coffee maker or other devices, free up much more time for you to clean and throw away the coffee grounds, while get back to enjoy a hot or cold cup of delicious goodness. 
Wanted to know more? Come on, let's continue to read on to find out more!


IDW 200 Design Collections - All-In-One Package for Home Interior Design

Hey guys! Welcome back to my blog.
How's everyone doing?
New Covid-19 cases are on the rise again in Malaysia, I hope everyone is keeping well and safe in the Corona situation.
Remember to follow the SOPs when you are out and I believe things are gonna be alright soon, stay positive!
For myself, I reduce frequent outings, enjoy staying at home after work hours with my family.
By saying that, home has become my most favourite place now...well, you know, I used to travel at least once in every 3 months, so indeed this is kind of a new norm to spend more time inside ever since the outbreak happened in one year ago (wow can't believe it's been a year since it started).
Since home has become our daily base and place to hang out, me and Lik plan to refurnish and remodel our house to have a new view after 6 years of staying at this house. :)
Honestly, we didn't spend much effort and money on home interiors since we got married as we thought we would be moving out to somewhere near to the city center. :)
Yet, we changed our mind since last year; so from the day we decided to stay back, we have been looking for interior design and decoration all over places, such as pinterest, magazines, and thankful that we found IDW 200 Design Collections to give us a hand. :)
The design book offers many interior home decorating tips and ideas if you're starting from scratch which makes the whole process of decorating is so fun and easier than you think!



Connor’s Stout Porter Draught, Now in a Can!

What's better than having a cold draught beer after a hard day of work?
Imagine an ice cold beer hits the throat with smooth and soothing refreshment to start your evening's rest and relaxation, sounds perfect, isn't?
I'm beyond excited to know that Connor’s Stout Porter is introducing another innovation with Connor’s Draught in a can, giving stout lovers the opportunity to ‘Taste the Good Times’ anywhere, anytime! 
Yea! We can now enjoy mouth-watering smooth draught at home without stepping out of our house.
With the first-ever use of nitrogen double-dosing in a can, which is also a first among all Carlsberg markets globally, you can now enjoy the Connor’s draught experience both at home and at your favourite bars. 
As a bonus, the new shake-before-opening ritual is not only surprising and fun, it’s also crucial in recreating the look and taste of premium stout straight from the draught tap.
To give consumers more reasons to enjoy the Connor’s Draught experience in a can, Connor’s is also introducing a slew of promotions throughout the months of April and May.
Continue to read on and find out the exciting deals and prizes from Connor’s Stout Porter! :)


Jornguan Thai Rice Snack @ From Little Farm Thailand

Hey guys! Let's talk about your favourite snacks today.
Some of you guys may find that eating snacks randomly will make you look fat as they tend to be fattening and also high in sugar, so am I.
I do not usually eat snacks, but if I do, I will always choose the healthy snacks that has healthful fat, a little protein, high fiber or maybe those baked snacks. 
Every since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, I had been stocking up different snacks while doing grocery shopping since I spent more time at home watching movies compared to before.
Snacks and a movie is such a great companion!
And recently, I came across a healthy snacks imported all the way from Thailand that I would like to introduce to all the snack lovers. :)
Right! Since we can't travel to overseas now, what's best you can taste the world from the comfort of your couch?!


Dr Murad Intense Recovery Cream @ Murad Hydration

I believe we all experienced moments of stressed-out skin in our lives.
Stressed-out skin could happen from poor rest, emotional stress, digital stress such as too much blue light from extreme screen time, hormonal changes, having too much time in the heat, sun, wind or water, getting redness and rashes from allergies, aggressive beauty routines, and many other reasons. 
When your skin tends to feel irritated, flaky, puffy, tingly, tight or dry, you are most probably having stressed-out skin which need to be extra careful on it.
Other than the inside out solutions like nourishing your skin with hydrating skincare products, getting your daily 8 glasses of water, exercising and also be kind to your mind like doing medication, adding some self-care indulgences into your daily beauty regimen is also very important. 
So this time round, I'm sharing you the freshly released hero that I'm currently in love with, Dr Murad Intense Recover Cream, the Murad's richest facial cream to date, to soothes the visible signs of skin stress, whether environmental or triggered by lifestyle. 
This intense cream has surprised me in many ways, if you are looking for a way to take back control of stressed skin or tired face, continue to read on this beauty post and learn about this fantastic and gentle facial cream with me! :)


Simplistic Begin Cleanser @ Holy Grail Cleanser for All Skin Type!

Hey pretties!
Welcome back to my beauty blog!
It's been a while ya since I last updated my beauty posts.
I'm sorry to have kept you all waiting for sometimes, but if you are on Instagram, you are most welcome to check out my IG profile @mizhippo, I do shared quite a few beauty reviews every month on my page. :)
If you are interested to have some quick beauty updates, do check it out my profile and click "follow" now, #hehe I hope to see you guys there yea!
So today, let me share a new facial cleanser, from Simplistic Begin Cleanser imported all the way from Korea that I got it from Wako Beauty, an online retailer that selling variety of trendy and popular skincare products. 
Simplistic Skin Care is a new Korean skincare brand in Korea as well as all over the world.
It is an indie Korean cosmetic brand that makes quality skincare products with the highest grade eco-friendly, and EWG safe ingredients to suit any skin types. 
Their goal is to help people to improve skin naturally and gradually from within instead of promising quick miracles results to the users. 
There are total 4 products under the brand, includes cleanser, essence, face cream and sunscreen, and today I will be focused on the Simplistic Begin Cleanser, one of the important steps in your skincare routine that you can't miss out in day and night time. :)
And for you who are reading this post right now, you can use my special discount code <IVY20> to enjoy 20% off from the total price at http://bit.ly/SimplisticCleanserBegin_IvyGan!


Binastra Land Sdn Bhd @ Completed Ahead of Schedule "Sign"

There is no place like home.
Home is a place that provides us security, belonging, identity, and privacy.
Most of all, home is the most comfort place in the world that provides us with centering, a place where we leave every morning, and then we return every evening.
It is also the place to start a life with your loved ones, to have a family, grow through life's stages and eventually retire together.
When purchasing a home, we not only look for a place that able to provide comfort, also a place where we can feel safe, in order to build our hopes & dreams as a foundation for our future.
However, buying a "dream home" isn't easy, it is no longer about the location, the size, the layout, it is also very important to look for a reliable and trustable property developer.
I'm sure all of us would want to a smooth housing investment, and that's why it's important to ensure that the developer of your dream house is legit and above aboard because if anything goes wrong, you will then left in the lurch. 

AEON Wellness @ CNY Prepacked Hampers & Valentine’s Day Beauty Gift

Hey! What do you like about Chinese New Year? 
Aside from decorations, getting bakes and treats for home visits, one of my likings is giving CNY gift sets or hampers to my family members, relatives, and friends and also business partners to wish them good luck, good health and good career for the New Year.
Well, I also think that Chinese New Year is also meant togetherness, appreciation, harmonious, blessing and good fortune, so giving a CNY gifts is one of the great ways to keep the love, bond and keep relationships flourishing, and also my way to show appreciation.
There are so many available pre-packed hampers available in the market, and if you are still looking for some ideas what to buy for your loved ones in this Chinese New Year, here I'm going to share the premium CNY hampers and gift sets from AEON Wellness to get you started.
Besides, as Valentine's Day falls near to Chinese New Year, I will also sharing some Valentine's gift ideas with you all at the end of the post. :)
So, let's continue to read on and find out more yea!



Carlsberg Malaysia @ "Celebrate Prosperity, Cheers Together" for a Fiery, Gold OXpicious Year Ahead!

Carlsberg Malaysia is wishing beer lovers a prosperous and better times ahead!
Ushering in the year of the Golden Ox, Carlsberg Malaysia launched its Chinese New Year campaign themed "Celebrate Prosperity, Cheers Together" to celebrate this spring festive with all the beer lovers.
The campaign themed for this year 2021 comes with auspicious hues of flaming red and fiery gold, stemming from Carlsberg Danish Pilsner and Carlsberg Smooth Draught bottles and cans, which features the Golden Ox to symbolize resilience and persistence as to welcome a better year ahead.
To help the consumers celebrate and usher a better year CNY, from 28 December 2020 till 14 February 2021, consumers can stand a chance to win exclusive merchandise such as the Carlsberg Poker Set, Carlsberg-branded 20” luggage bag, limited-edition Carlsberg board game, RM100 cash ang pau, Touch ‘n Go eWallet credits, premium WMF cutlery set, and more to welcome an OXpicious 2021!
Besides, in order to elevate the festive spirit with greater innovation, Carlsberg also brings back the well-acclaimed 3-litre Carlsberg bottles in elegant red and gold at a grandeur 48cm height to be won across all participating outlets nationwide for their beer purchases.
Continue to read on and find out what's the exclusive promotions that you can win back home from Carlsberg Malaysia!


KITKAT @ Cele-Breaks the New Year with the Launch of KITKAT Gold

How time flies!
Chinese New Year is approaching!
The turn of the New Year is a season to rejoice and celebrate, with much hope that every year will be better than the last!
One of Malaysia's leading chocolate confectionery brand, KITKAT celebrates 2021 with the unveiling of its latest offering, the new limited edition KITKAT Gold.
All the while, Nestlé Confectionery has always been at the forefront of its category, constantly evolving and developing new experiences and flavours year-on-year to meet the demands of consumers appetite as well as creating new trends.
Without any doubt, the KITKAT team behind the new products have done an amazing job whilst keeping the essence of the brand at heart, creating fun and delicious breaks.
Following the success of KITKAT ice cream, at the changes of seasons and turn of the New Year,  KITKAT launches KITKAT Gold, an exquisite nutty buttery chocolatey goodness to be shared as gifts of gold between friends and loved one. 


Anessa @ Perfect UV Skincare Gel & Whitening UV Sunscreen Gel

Hello Hello!
Welcome back to my beauty blog.
Today is all about skin protection with sunscreen products.
I'm a big fan of sunscreen for my face and body, and to be honest I never go out without wearing them.
Even now I stay at home most of the time, I still apply sunscreen just in case if my skin will have a risk of exposure to UV rays when I'm close to a window. 
So for me, sunscreen basically is one of the important daily essentials because I always believe that wearing sunscreen will help your skin maintain a healthier look.
I came across Anessa quite a long time ago, where my girl friends usually stocked up Anessa products when they traveled to Japan. 
Anessa, the No. 1 Sun Care in Japan for the past 17 years, has the perfect combination of beauty and 100 years of research by Shiseido experts.
With an aim to provide women with beautiful, radiant, and strong skin to protect itself against harmful UV rays, Anessa gives you 50% skincare ingredients on top of sun care formulations to nurture beautiful skin while keeping it protected.
I've heard a lot of good reviews about Anessa, so excited that I finally have the chance to try it on my own and share my personal reviews about it with you guys!


Anlene MoveMax™ Actifit 3X™ and Gold 5X™ @ Support your Bones, Joints and Muscles to Help Ease of Movement.

How's everyone doing so far in the first week of 2021?
I hope it's all good for the brand new start.
Well, we have a whole new year ahead of us now, and I can't wait to work on my new year resolution plans for this year. #hehe
I've written down my 2021 resolution plans on the last day of 2020, have you read the post yet? :)
Anyway, one of my new year resolutions is to take care of my mind and body.
I'm not sure about you, but for me, I think it's very important to be more aware of the changes on our muscles, bones and joints as we slowly age. 
Especially women after menopause, our bones lose calcium and other minerals, so it is important to eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of calcium.
Some also said that inactivity can be also one of the factors that associated with muscle and bone conditions in older ages; and the best way to slow or prevent problems with the muscles, joints and bones is to have a moderate exercise to help you maintain strength, balance and flexibility. 
I've seen quite many health issues that related to bones, joints and muscles around me, and therefore I always remind myself and my family that we should really pay attention to perform physical activity that help to reduce or reverse the risk of disability and chronic disease. 
And, today I want to share with you how Anlene MoveMax™ Actifit 3X™ and Gold 5X™ can support and improve our health. :)