Archive | November, 2013

November Bag of Love for Women on the Go

23 Nov

Hi y’all! The November Bag of Love is dedicated to the busy women of today. So it contains a little something to either save time, or take care of your skin and so on. If you have been following Bag of Love on their Facebook page, you’d have heard about the “extraordinariness” of the November bag. It would contain something that no other beauty bag/box in Malaysia has included so far. This was enough to drive fans to press the “Get the Bag” button (apart from the bag itself of course!). The only hint given on what this item would be is that it’s from the Panasonic Beauty line. We can only guess and wait till we get our bags to find out.

Well, I finally found out! First, the very cute Levi’s denim bag.

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Taken with a big fluffy pink heart for Bag of Love.

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The interior is a red and white checked pattern reminiscent of a picnic basket.

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So the star is revealed! I had thought it would be the eyelash curler. We got the Doltz Battery-powered Toothbrush instead. This retails at RM99 and is single-handedly worth more than the subscription price. It reportedly vibrates at approximately 16,000 brush strokes per minute with the vibrations of a sound wave. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that it will give a more thorough brush than doing it manually for the same amount of time. Replacement brushes can be had at RM25 for a set of two.

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Next up is Double Serum by Clarins. This serum “combines two powerful age-defying serums into one optimum balance to help fight all aspects of visible ageing. Now you can stay younger. Longer. The only intensive anti-ageing treatment rich in 20 plant extracts that revitalizes the skin’s 5 vital functions. A unique formula the promises a visibly youthful look: firmer skin, visibly reduced wrinkles, more even complexion and less visible pores.” This is a 7 day supply. I took the sachets out to count them and found this at the end:

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Oo. A generous extra gift should you like what you see and wish to explore further!

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Dove Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo (90ml) and Conditioner (80ml). Stress can cause hair fall as well so if that sounds like you, this set may just address your problem.

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Last but not least, Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door Aura EDT sample vial and a voucher for their Christmas Set. Interesting, feminine scent which smells floral and woody at the same time.

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Family portrait!

If you like what you see, check out Bag of Love at their Facebook page. Their December bag is revealed there in case you’re looking for a nice gift. Till next time!

Zender’s Restaurant and Bar, Publika

12 Nov

A couple of weeks ago was our first wedding anniversary and the husband and I thought of having lunch at Zender’s but it was fully-booked, but the day finally came when we got to try out a simple casual lunch.

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Being unfamiliar with Publika, it took us some time to actually find the place. On our way there, we overheard others in a similar predicament reading out loud block names and such.

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They had a nice outdoor area furnished with plush armchairs and sofas.

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The decor inside had a similar feel, with the grey and white furniture along with wooden shelves and floors.

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I quite like this big wooden-framed mirror.

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Time for the food! This was their carrot soup. With the right consistency and not overly thick, it was served with a touch of cream and freshly-ground black pepper. It was a flavourful and delicious start to the meal.

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I opted for the fish and chips. Deep-fried dory served on a bed of chips, with homemade tartar sauce and garlic butter rice on the side. The rice was a tad dry but quite tasty, and the fish was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Quite well done. The salad leaves that accompanied the dish was a bit sad though. Wished it was more generous.

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Hubby chose the leg of lamb. Served with some vegetables, herbed mash and lamb jus. The mash was delicious with just the right hint of creaminess. The lamb was not bad, and hubby was happy with the portion.

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Dessert was a chocolate cheesecake (I think). The fluffy chocolate mousse sat on a soft Oreo cookie base with a dollop of whipped cream on top. It was quite rich, and was just the right portion to end the meal.

Overall quite a nice place to dine. Might come back some time if I come by here again. Check them out at their website or Facebook page or visit them at:

Zender’s Restaurant and Bar

D5-G4-06, Solaris Dutamas (Publika), Jalan Dutamas 1, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Open weekdays from 11am to 1am and weekends from 12 noon to 2am

Phone: 03-6206 3124

Wicked Bag of Treats – Bag of Love October

12 Nov

I had quite a good experience with my first Bag of Love in September, and decided to continue my subscription in October. Mimi had put together a Halloween-themed bag for the month and when I saw that it would include an eye brush, I jumped in!

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Cute little drawstring bag with a jack-o’-lantern design. Shown here with the Collistar brochure.

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Mimi on her broomstick (did I say how much I love the style of illustration?) and a voucher for Jojoba Spa. I haven’t decided if I would go for it yet, but I have been to Jojoba and found the service to be attentive and professional.

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SP Repair Shampoo (30ml) and SP Repair Mask (30ml). Haircare is always welcome since it’s something I would use anyway. Haven’t tried this one as well.

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Collistar Biorevitalising Anti-cellulite Concentrate (30ml). Hmm.. I wouldn’t say I’m very bothered by cellulite because I don’t really scrutinise my thighs that much. Nevetheless, you never know right?

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Nanowhite Infinity CC Cream (full-size). Now this was a winner! It looks greyish when you first squeeze it out, but upon blending, the pigments are released and the colour blends into your skin tone. I really like this as it provides decent coverage and evens out my complexion. The UV protection isn’t bad either! It also works better than all the BB creams I have tried so far which somehow doesn’t match my skin tone very well.

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Yay, brush! I was hoping for an eyeshadow brush, but this is close. I received the Definite Eye Blender brush. I think this is one of the reasons Bag of Love’s many fans subscribe as Definite brushes are exclusive to Bag of Love, and for good reason too. They are good quality brushes.

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The other full-size item in the bag, Splassh glow-in-the-dark nail polish. I was hoping for blue, but pink is fine since it doesn’t really show up in daylight. True to the Halloween theme, this provides an added fun element in the already fun bag. I put it to the test immediately and went into the darkest room in my house and closed the door.

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Cool, right? Pic quality not great, but you get the idea.

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Once again, all in the family. Let’s take a look at value.

1) SP Repair Shampoo (RM72/250ml) | RM8.60/30ml

2) SP Repair Mask (RM109/200ml) | RM16.35/30ml

3) Collistar Biorevitalising Anti-cellulite Concentrate (RM185/200ml) | RM27.75/30ml

4) Nanowhite Infinity CC Cream (full-size) RM49.90

5) Definite Eye Blender brush (full-size) RM69

6) Splassh mini glow-in-the-dark nail polish (full-size) RM3.90

This brings the total value of the bag to RM175.50 excluding vouchers and the bag itself.

The November bag has been sold out and subscriptions are open for the December bag, which comes in a chic red clutch. If you’re looking for a gift for someone who would appreciate some really nice samples from some really nice brands, head on over to http://www.bag-of-love.com/

Till next time!

Wonderbox October

12 Nov

I was looking forward to my October Wonderbox because September’s box got delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. A nice little email from Wonderbox apologised and explained the cause of delay and moved our subscription to the October edition with a promise of two additional full-sized items for the inconvenience. I thought it was very thoughtful of them and patiently waited for my box to arrive.

It finally did!

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When I opened it I found…

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The information card, brochure for RA8 and a voucher for RA8

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The full-sized Neutrogena Ageless anti-wrinkle and firming essence (30g) as promised. I was pleased to see this as it’s never too early to start the ageing gracefully process, plus it is valued at RM89.90.

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Full-sized bloop nail strips (RM12.90). I’ve never tried nail strips before unless you count the time in school where I stuck psychedelic present wrap on my nails with clear polish. It reflected the sunlight like mirrors and I was pretty pleased, heh heh. Anyway, I’ve always preferred simple and classic styles so I don’t do nail art that much. That said, this probably gives me a chance to try it out. We’ll see.

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Bio-Essence Nourishing Deep Cleanser with Royal Jelly & ATP (30g), Face Lifting Cream with Royal Jelly & ATP (10g), and Radiant Youth Essence With ATP & Royal Jelly (5ml)

I’m actually fine with Bio-Essence since I like their Radiant Youth Essence. This gives me a chance to try more of their line of products.

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RA8 Renewal Creme. I’ve never heard of RA8 before. It is described as a “rich and gentle non-greasy creme enriched with UV filters that protects the skin against harsh environmental conditions while promoting the generation of cells through the proprietary aquamarine extract. This unique formula will moisturize and clarify skin tone for a fairer, luminous and more even complexion.”

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So that’s it for October. Honestly, I felt a bit underwhelmed with this edition since I had expected the two full-sized products to be in addition to a regular edition. I do appreciate the thought behind it and the Neutrogena does make up for the whole box, but I think there will be those who feel that it could have been better.

Anyhow, they have just launched The Little Black Box which is a fashion box based on themes selected every month. You need to be registered first though, so if you don’t already have an account, register here. Do check it out and let me know what you think.