Cintai Malaysia Contest by Mentos (HURRY!)

December 30, 2013

Salam and hello everyone! 

If you've been munching on Mentos lately and have not participated in the contest yet, shame on you! Mentos is giving out free KFC vouchers and smartphones daily, and  island holidays in our beautiful country! 

Think of how much money you can save if you win all these! Let's aim for that island holidays!! :)



HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

Slowly and carefully unwrap the outer layer of your Mentos, and you will need to answer a super duper easy question which I think if you get wrong is like "dude..seriously!?!" and then submit the written code via SMS or Mentos Facebook page!



Your inlay of your wrapper should look like the picture below. Complete with details on how to participate etc!




Super easy, right? So why wait!

Contest ends 15 January 2014. You may submit as many codes as you want per day, no limit bro! Don't forget to keep the wrapper as proof of purchase if you are selected to be in the running to win these awesome prizes!

GOOD LUCK!

XOXO 
Lina


My Top 10 Happenings of 2013

December 26, 2013

Salam and hello everyone! 
Last year I wrote about my top 10 happenings of 2012, click here if you haven't read that yet! What about 2013? Did I have a good year? What did I learn? Honestly, a lot of things happened this year despite me being unemployed for full time post..*not 100% menganggur la kiranya* Nonetheless, I have been focusing a lot on this blog and focus a lot more on beautifying myself *chewah dengan bangganya mengaku*. So let's see..ape yang best 2013?


10. Visited the country of Tom Yam and crazy bargain shopping!

Actually, I just got back from Bangkok a couple of days ago! This was my second visit to Thailand, first was Krabi. We decided to explore the city side of Thailand where everything was super cheap. The food..oh the food.. too good, TOO GOOD. It's like, I've gone to heaven and come back to earth. Sangat ori of course and I ate Tom Yam and seafood everyday here. Like crazy. The shopping was mad and I had trouble fitting 'em all in my luggage. I will come back with more luggage, you just wait Bangkok!




9. Adrenaline rush in Hong Kong!

Was here in May with my family. The last we went to Disneyland was many MANY years back, so we were pretty excited to hit the Hong Kong one! I've always wanted to visit Hong Kong, eventhough it was quite hard to find Halal food, but Hong Kong was amazing, fast-pace and high tech. The skyscrapers buat mata you terkenyit-kenyit nak tengok.. Despite the rainy weather, it was hot!

Awat muka macam awkward? oops

8. Paid a visit to Sydney!

Alhamdulillah, I got to see the famous Sydney Opera House finally. Thank you Papa for taking us here! I've always loved Australia..my trips to this country have been nothing but amazing, and worth every money and every second. There's always something to do here..macam tak cukup je seminggu duduk sini. I loved the weather in Sydney when I went there, beautiful spring, not too hot, not too cold. Australia, you never disappoint!



7. Girls trip to Legoland and Universal Studios Singapore!

It was the first time us girls had a road trip to overseas on our own..Singapore tu kira overseas la jugak kan, walaupun dekat je. Travelling with your girlfriends are very different with your family because you get to do crazy things that your parents would never let you do, especially if your girlfriends pun jenis yang gila gila!hehe We went to Legoland and Hello Kitty Town in JB, and then took a bus down to USS, Singapore. It was my first time in Singapore and I loved it. Here's a pic of us with the dancers from Mel's Diner at USS.



6. Miss BabbleGloss was around town..here..there!

Thank you and Alhamdulillah for the great opportunities I got for my blog throughout 2013. I received more event invitations and sponsorships this year. Thanks to those who had recognised me and put me in their media list.. sangat tak sangkaaa.. thank you again! Additionally, The Butterfly Project had given me a lot of blogging opportunities too through their various projects! From there, I've made a lot of new blogging friends whom are like my beauty sisters because whenever we meet, we would just talk about beauty as if it was a life issue! hehe


5. Started my teaching career!

Those of you yang tak tau lagi, I have changed my career; from media/PR girl to a teacher who adores teaching and nurturing kids. I figured out that the corporate world was not for me and I enjoy noble work like this more. Despite being unemployed for full-time post, I've been working as a part time tutor assistant at Kumon for the English section! I've been enjoying this line and I didn't drag myself to work at all. It's true what they say; if you have passion in your job, it doesn't feel like work at all. These students mean the world to me, and I can't wait to see you all grow :) Ada students daripada yang takleh baca dan takleh tulis, Alhamdulillah dah boleh dah.. The feeling you get when you see you have made a difference in someone's life is priceless..




4. Kimora Lee was in KL!

Never would I have thought, that I would meet Kimora Lee Simmons in person! I've been following her on TV through her reality shows, online, etc and BOOM..I met her! She came to KL to launch an event for Starhill Gallery and fans managed to get a picture with her. She was very friendly and humble but still her loud self which is why we love her! And yes.. she is super tall! Just look at that.




3. Far got a baby!

The first in Pumpkin to get married last year, and now with a baby! Alhamdulillah.. such a beautiful and cute baby name Hani Zaphyra! Pumpkins dah jadi aunty sekarang.. hehe.. Congratulations again and again to Farhana and Farhan! You are a great mother Far! I salute your bravery, courage, strength and motivation to build this new life you have. May Allah always bless you and your family! Kiss baby Hani for me :)



2. My sister got married!!

Oh My God, my big sis got married! Such a memorable event and the highlight of the year for my family!! She's the first girl cousin to get married in my family (next in line is me, oh dear God) .My sister has found the love of her life, and time waits for no man, he asked for her hand in marriage. Sape kata kalau perkenalan singkat takleh kawin? Jodoh tak ke mana, and Allah has written everything, and my sister has never been happier and blessed. Cinta lepas nikah lebih indah, kan? hehe.  I'm glad you found the right guy to spend the rest of your life with, sister! Your wedding was beautiful and both of you are lucky to find each other. Semoga jodoh berkekalan hingga ke syurga Diyana and Mehdi, insyaAllah. And guess what peeps, I'm going to be an aunt soon! YAY!!!




1. I found my love..

Alhamdulillah, I've found the man that have stolen my heart completely. He's my first and I hope he will be my last, insyaAllah. I love you, Sayang. He has made a difference and touched my life. My reality is finally better than my dreams. He accepts me the way I am, my crazy self, my garang self, my diva self, my flaw and everything else. I know I'm degil to dengar your nasihat, but awak tak pernah putus asa untuk nasihatkan saya about everything in life. Thanks for being there for me. If ada jodoh insyaAllah, I would like to spend the rest of my life with you and become my imam one day. I couldn't have asked for anyone better. Cinta Wechat.. percaya tak? Percayalah...*wink*




XOXO 
Lina

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2013

Hi everyone! 
Wishing you all a beautiful Merry Christmas to those celebrating! Have a wonderful and joyous celebration with your loved ones! And can I get a present, please? *puppy eyes*
 Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! :) 

XOXO
Lina



Kinohimitsu Luau Party with Butterflies!

December 19, 2013

Salam and hello everyone! 
Oh how time flies really fast, and I can say Im glad that I've been ending the year really well with my favourite party crew. Thanks to the Butterfly Project and Kinohimitsu, they hosted a Luau Party (Hawaiian-themed party) for 50 butterflies at Villa Manja Spa! I've been dying to have fun at a Hawaiian-themed party because I've never been to one, been waiting all my life for someone to bring a beach life party to a city, and finally I got to go one this year! Yay! Luckily, I already had a beach dress.


Kinohimitsu mocktail was the star of the night. It was a mixture of Kinohimitsu drink and Ribena. Now who says you can't enjoy beauty drinks at a party? 



Upon entering Villa Manja Spa, guests were given a free 10 minute shoulder massage; really needed this eventhough it was 10 minutes, dah lama tak berurut..skejap pun jadi! This was my first time at Vila Manja Spa; the massuese was excellent, her pressure was hard which I love, and I would definitely come back for a full head to toe service. 




If you have never heard of Kinohimitsu; here's a brief info. Kinohimitsu is a beauty drink that works to protect and cleanse your body. It can protect you from UV harmful rays, makes your skin better and glowing, cleanse your colon, gives you energy, protects your skin in and out to make you look younger and healthy and so much more! It has a number of different products that you can choose from..


Semua cik kak kat atas ni tengah gigih berinstagram..why? Because there would a be prize for best Instagrammer of the night!


Aloha cupcakes! I forgot to try this because we were busy taking photos, and bila event dah habis..tak sempat nak makan..aaa...



Kinohimitsu Beauty Bar was the center of attention as the lights changed colour every few seconds. Bukan alcohol ye, it's just Kinohimitsu drink mix with Ribena, sangat sedap, manis and healthy! 

Bottoms up!



We got to play games to kick start the night, got ourselves into groups. The games were wet, and the floor was slippery. Nonetheless, it was so much fun enjoying games with fellow butterflies! But the games had a hidden meaning...hmmm...


Haaaa.. actually, the games that we played were related to taking care the health of our colon and cleansing system. By taking Kinohimitsu Bio-Booster, we could protect and cleanse our colons well! 



Dapat main spin the wheel and see which prize you got to bring home!

Belly-dancing performance that was really beautiful and mind-blowing! love it!


Feeling feeling kat Bali gitu..

Here are some of the winners of the competitions we had; Best Dress, Best Instagrammer, etc!



It was such a fun and memorable night not just for me, but for the rest of the Butterflies too as this was the final project/party from The Butterfly community and we couldn't have thanked you (the SWAT team) enough for all your hardwork, creativity and dedication to bring Butterflies from different parts of KL and Selangor to get together, enjoy and make new friends! THANK YOU! 

The SWAT team of The Butterfly Project; Tammy, Illy, Ayna, Caroline.





Gila-gila time! Tak boleh resist kalau dah nampak props and camera yang lighting hebat..posing time!

photo credit to 123 cheese

Thank you to 123 Cheese for sponsoring the photobooth for the whole night. We were given the chance to take as many photos as we wanted, free flow! Wow! Memang feel Hawaiian habis!!!! 


photo credit to Kinohimitsu



Thanks Kinohimitsu for the goodies!! I used to be the type that did not drink beauty drinks to be healthy, because I usually feel that they taste funny, but not for Kinohimitsu.. The taste sangat sedap and I will start consuming 'em! Thanks so much Kinohmitsu! :) 

Check out these links and show 'em some love!

The Butterfly Project

Kinohimitsu

123 Cheese (specializes in photobooth for various events, event weddings!)

Ask Joey (specializes in party decorations, the team that turned Villa Manja into Hawai! hehe)

Villa Manja Spa



XOXO
Lina

Review: Hair Depot @ Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar

December 14, 2013

Salam and hola all! 
Hair?? Ahhhhh..it's either we are blessed with awesome hair or the opposite. Either way, taking care of hair is very important because it affects first impression, hygiene, and your overall look. If you have nice skin, like to put on awesome makeup but never bother to give extra attention to your hair, then there's no point! It's time to stop neglecting your hair and you may find all your needs at Hair Depot located on Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar.  Last month, bloggers from The Butterfly Project were invited for a gathering at Hair Depot. Thank you Butterfly Project! I couldn't resist a hair event ;) 





Hair Depot is spacious, and the huge labels on top of each category makes it easy for customers to find what they're looking for. Besides focusing on hair, Hair Depot is actually your head to toe shop; it has body care, skin care, accessories, and more! Check out these pictures below.. of course, there are more than what I put here. You need to visit the shop to see more! You will find many many MANY (YES MANY!) brands for hair especially! Sebut je..diorang boleh carikan :) 




Hair colour! Have fun choosing :)







Now this range attracted me the most.. the packaging is cute and it's all about milk! I like milky stuff!






Fake lash pun ada!


At Hair Depot, not only do they have small or regular sizes products, they also have giant sizes like this picture above, suitable for those who are running a salon or if  you want it for yourself pun boleh! Haaa..no need to buy for the next one year or more? hahaha..




 Welcome speech by Illy from the SWAT team of The Butterfly Project, and the team from Hair Depot.



Oohhhh...now this is the fun part! Besides exploring what Hair Depot offered, we were given free hair styling (curling or straightening) and hair chalking, as well as scalp analysis. I was told I had super oily scalp, which is true as I have been suffering scalp problem since I was young and constantly need to find the right shampoo. Anyway, I was super excited for the hair chalking part because I've never done it before and putting many colours on your hair sound and look awesome, don't you think! 




TADAAAA!!!


 Amacam? Cantik tak? Yes, bila balik rumah, kene bebel skejap dengan mama..haha but I told her it can be washed off with water and terus hilang. Okay peeps, let me tell you something about hair chalk. First, you need to pray your hair with a little bit of water and then you take the chalk and 'gosok gosok' on your hair. Dry it with a hair dryer. Be careful, it stains badly with water. So if you put it on and it's raining outside..GONE! Do not wear white shirt of course. If your palms are sweaty and you run your hands through your hair, it will stain on your hands. Hair chalk makes your hair kasar too.. so don't do this too often or you may damage your hair. It's fun once in a while :)



With Anfaal and Yuh Jiun! :) 



Our lunch by Little Wonton! Omg, this was my second time having Little Wonton and I LOVE LOVE IT! 


 Group photo with the gorgeous Butterflies :) *photo credits to The Butterfly Project*



Since we had our scalp analysis, we were given Midori scalp care shampoo and mask to bring home and a box of hair chalk! Thank you so much Hair Depot for the goodies. I've been using the scalp shampoo and I can say my scalp is getting better each day! 


HAIR DEPOT
No, 20 G/F,
Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar,
59100, KL.
Tel: 03-22022215

Operating hours:
10am - 8pm (Tue-Sun)
Closed on Monday

Click these links to find out more:

Hair Depot &  K Care Shop

The Butterfly Project


Hair Depot has other outlets all over Klang Valley, not just in Bangsar. Click here to see which store is nearer to you! 


Thank you The Butterfly Project and Hair Depot for inviting us for this gathering. Now let's all take good care of our hair. It's never too late to start something :)

XOXO
Lina